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How come children with cerebral palsy get dislocated hips?

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Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
It's complicated : There are a few reasons why this happens. Primarily it has to do with the imbalance muscle tone. There is a definite correlation to the level of severity and the risk of having a dislocated hip. In other words, the more severely affected a child is, the greater the risk of having a dislocated hip.

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