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my 11 week old daughter is suspected to have developmental hip displaysia. we get ultrasound done next week. how bad is this if thats what it is.

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Dr. Mitzi Johnson
Integrative Medicine 36 years experience
Not Terrible: The earlier the diagnosis and start of treatment to re-align the hips the better the outcome. Outcomes are better if the re-positioning can be done without surgery. This is often possible with the younger infants (
Dr. Rachel Chastanet
Bariatrics 34 years experience
Hipdysplasia.org/: I hope the test is normal. Hip Dysplasia does have treatments, but it is always better to not have the problem. If the test is positive, you will want to follow up closely with a pediatric orthopedist. Check out the link above to read more about hip dysplasia at hipdysplasia.org.

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