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Breech Baby Hip Dysplasia
37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia. Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?
Joint/Back pain: You have a difficult problem because of your history. You should seek the advice of a qualified physiatrist who specializes in spine care. Preferentially they should work in the same practice as a spine surgeon so you can get both opinions. ...Read more
Chronic SI and hip joint pain with popping/cracking. Normal XRay and MRI. (HO hip dysplasia as infant) Pain is getting worse. What can cause this?
Hip Pain: Hip and SI joint pain have a great deal of overlap. There are many things that can cause these symptoms, such as bone deformities, muscle and ligament injuries, as well as bursal abnormalities. If there is a history of developmental hip problems, further evaluation would be beneficial to make sure there is no lasting effects. ...Read more
Pediatricians look for hip dysplasia during well baby visits? Folds on my baby's thighs look similar but not symmetrical. Read that's a symptom.
Ask pediatrician: Hip dysplasia sometimes show asymmetric buttock or gluteal creases and a hip click. Ultrasound or x-ray study will need to be done to determine whether the hips are normal or not. Asymmetrical gluteal creases may be a sign of hip dysplasia in one hip. Thigh folds (separate from gluteal folds) that are asymmetrical rarely indicate hip dysplasia. ...Read more
No: This is a question best answered by an Ob- Gyn physician but hip 'dysplasia' has never been linked to miscarriage etc. Best of luck! ...Read more
Twenties. Ballet/athlete. Left hip dysplasia becoming increasingly problematical. Shouldn't this have been solved as a baby?
Depends: While hip dysphasia occurs as a child, the future ramifications may last and worsen into adulthood. This depends entirely on whether the hip joint maintained normal shape and thus developed properly or not. If there is residual deformity, it will likely lead to future pain and arthritis. You should have an xray evaluation to find this out. ...Read more
See an orthopedic su: See an orthopedic surgeon. The amount or degree of dysplasia will tell what kind of therapeutic intervention is necessary. ...Read more
Depends: Unilateral hip dysplasia can present in many different ways, and treatment indication depends on severity of hip dysplasia and age of patient. Sometimes a brace is indicated, other times observation. If treatment is indicated, babies usually respond faster the earlier the treatment is initiated. The international hip dysplasia Institute has some great videos on how baby hip positioning affects ...Read more
If I had congenital hip dysplasia as a child, should I avoid regular delivery and have a c-section instead?
No: You could normal delivery no problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had hip dysplasia as a child. I recently started having sharp pain in R hipwhen doing a butterfly stretch and bringing my legs back up. Any ideas?
Inflamed hip or tend: The pain would suggest an inflamed hip or tendon. The cause may or may not be related to the childhood dysplasia. An X-ray and or exam is frequently needed to determine the cause. ...Read more
I had child hip dysplasia which resulted in a surgical pin before age 2. Now I have terrible hip flexor pain after exercise. Should I call a doc?
Yes: Please consult with an Orthopedic surgeon. It will be advisable to limit excessive use of the joint until you have been evaluated. Take care. ...Read more
Is there a disorder that causes a broken jaw/misalignment as a child and possibly other bone issues like hip dysplasia? A congenital issue?
Maybe: There are some congenital bone diseases that cause weak bones, but you would typically know about such a disease soon after you are born. It is best to discuss this with your physician who is more familiar with the particular aspects of your medical history. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
No specific ones.:
See your PCP and if its found you are lacking in any particular mineral or Vitamins, then those can be prescribed for you.
The Hip Dysplasia is not due to any particular deficiency,
Good luck. ...Read more
Hip dysplasia: Hip dysplasia causes the ball and socket joint to be out of whack, so the hip isn't nestled in the hip joint like it should be. This causes the femur to sit in poor alignment and gives the illusion of one leg being shorter (while it really just isn't sitting the same as the other side). This displacement can also put pressure on nerves in the area and cause neurologic symptoms, including weakness. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See below: Ddh has multiple definitions. Typically it refers to patients who are born with a dislocated hip or instability. A broader definition is just abnormal growth of the hip. There are many many reasons why this happens. ...Read more
Not all dysplasia: Usually dysplasia caused by fai, femeroacetabular impingement, causes those symptoms. It causes pain by the femur and pelvis inappropriately bumping into each other. ...Read more
Left hip likes to turn out when walking but am not sure if this is due entirely to hip dysplasia?
See details: If you have documented hip dysplasia, that very well may be the cause. If you do not, have an orthopedist evaluate the situation or at least have x rays done. ...Read more
If you have 1 hip dysplasia and your biomechanics change, can it because a false acetabulum formed above the normal one?
What are the requirements for a young adult with hip dysplasia (23, F) to be a candidate for a Peri-Acetabular Osteotomy?
Coverage: I would not hesitate to be seen for a more detailed explanation, but basically the procedure is done to improve acetabular coverage of the femoral head. So criteria would be a femoral head that lacks full coverage, usually by 39-40 percent, adequate range of motion of that hip, and lack of severe degenerative cahges in the hip itself. Again, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
Need to define cured: The severity of hip dysplasia will determine the prognosis of the disease. Mild cases often need little to no treatment. Moderate to severe cases will often lead to the need for total hip replacement surgery. Consult with an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in complex hip replacement for further information. ...Read more
It cannot be cured: But it can be treated with treatment based on degree of symptoms and degree of dysplasia along with any degenerative issues. See an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment options ...Read more
Stem Cell therapy: Has been used for years in horses with good success, check it out for your dog. ...Read more