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Developmental Hip Dysplasia

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Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), Congenital hip dislocation, Subluxation of the hip

  • Any hip abnormality, originating during fetal development

  • Asymmetrical appearance, or asymmetrical tone of the lower extremities.
  • Limited hip abduction occurs on the affected side.  Both right and left lower extremities might be affected in DDH.  Therefore, both sides might show limitation of hip abduction.

  • Heredity
  • Unknown

  • Physical examination (Barlow test, Ortolani test) showing dislocatable or dislocated hip
  • Ultrasound examination of the hip joints
  • X-rays of the hip joints (AP and frog views)

  • Female sex
  • Breech presentation
  • Primiparous mother (i.e., first pregnancy)

  • Newborns are frequently treated with triple diapers to hold the hips in a physiologic position.
  • Older infants and children might be treated with a brace or cast, to hold the hips in a physiologic position.
  • Surgery in selected cases

  • Avascular necrosis (tissue and cell death) of the femoral head, due to impeded blood supply to the femoral head

  • The symptoms listed above, or asymmetrical creases of the posterior thighs, or uneven heights of the knees (when the baby is supine with both knees bent) need early physician evaluation.

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