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is hip dysplasia genetic?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Usually not: it may be caused by low amniotic fluid volume, inhibiting the fetal movement. I may be associated with rare bone displasias, or more frequently seen in chromosomal disorders like Down syndrome when babies are hypotonic. It most often is be sporadic finding.
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Sometimes: Hip dysplasia can be genetic, in the sense that usually patients with a family history of hip dysplasia are at higher risk of having hip dysplasia. There are other risk factors as well – being firstborn, female, breeach presentation, and other problems associated with loose ligaments and flexibility. Swaddling the hips together tightly increases the risk of hip dysplasia.

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Anybody had hip bursitis? Were you able to return to running eventually?

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Can hip pads help someone who falls a lot prevent hip fractures?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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A 18-year-old female asked:

If answer 87 yr old woman fell and broke her hip is she to old to have surgery?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not necessarily : It depends on the health of your grandmother and the type of fracture that she sustained. Some can be repaired simply and others require a more invasive procedure. If the risk is great because she has poor health they may hold on surgery. If she is a healthy 87 yo then they would operate. My 105 yo grandmother had hers repaired at age 85. She was active till 105. Hope she is ok.

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