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A 32-year-old member asked:

can you tell me about developmental hip dysplasia?

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Dr. Donald Hohman Jr
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 13 years experience
Yes, but...: broad topic with several variations essentially the hip fails to form properlybecause the ball does not rest in the socket in the appropriate location early on in life sometimes this goes undetected because people do not have symptoms until later in life when they develop arthritis there is a broad spectrum relating to this disorder to have a specific discussion the spectrum would require xray s

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Developmental hip dysplasia. Any follow-up needed after age 2 years?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Yes: Developmental hip dysplasia occurs in approximately 0.4 % of births. Result of treatment depend on early diagnosis and treatment institution. Between birth & 6 months of age we use the pavlik harness, between 6 months & 1 yr of age following general anesthesia and reduction a spica cast is used. After age 1 surgery may be needed followed by a spica cast. Follow up is needed.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: developmental hip dysplasia?

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 29 years experience
Abnormal hip: Development dysplasia of the hip (aka ddh) is a condition in which the normal development of the hip is altered. This problem can affect the acetabulum (the hip socket) and the upper end of the femur and femoral head. Early detection is critical to allow for early treatment. Untreated ddh can lead to hip arthritis.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Any update on treatment for developmental hip dysplasia?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
DDH: Really depends upon age and severity. Anything from observation, closed or open reduction, osteotomies (many types), hip scope with limited application, hip resurfacing, hip arthroplasty. Check with your orthopedic hip surgeon.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to be diagnosed with a developmental hip dysplasia?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
A few options: Strengthening the muscles around the hip will help a lot. You may want to consider some supplements like glucosamine, however recent research hasn't shown a lot of benefit. Other options include steroid injections, but these don't heal much. You can consider Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or other joint fluid replacement injections and possible even platelet therapy injections or stem cell procedures.

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