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Congenital Hip Problems
What kind of congenital hip anatomy would predispose one leg to become functionally shorter over time?
Will glucosamine and condroitin sulfate improve the residual pain from congenital hip dysplasia in a female adult?
Not likely: There is little clinical evidence to support these supplements. Most research has been with osteoarthritis. These supplements are safe and well tolerated by most. It cannot necessarily hurt to try. The main draw back is cost. I encourage my patients to try them for about a month and if no improvement then don't waste the money. ...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 ›
Mom says I never crawled - went straight to walking. Possible? Congenital hip dysplasia. Ballsocket doesn't fit. Can Ehlers-Danlos be related? Have OA
You have many comorb: You have many comorbidities and these can all play a role. The Ehlers Danlos syndrome causes increased looseness of the tissues. This gives more play in the tissues including the joints which can conribute to the osteoarthritis you have at age 36. The hip displasia and the pituitary tumor may all be playing a role. These topics your physician needs to intergrate into your evaluation. ...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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is developmental hip dysplasia common? Is 2-3 kids out of a 1000 common or considered rare? How often is developmental hip dysplasia missed?
Developmental hip dysplasia in a toddler with mild cerebral palsy, can you tell me more about this?
Hip dysplasia: The hip socket is a ball and socket joint. It forms correctly when the ball is sitting correctly in the "socket area" so the socket can develop correctly around it (this is not finished at birth yet). Because of the CP, the ball of the femur may not be sitting quite right and so the socket around it is not forming correctly, which could lead to problems as child starts/is walking. ...Read more
In medical terms could someone please explain to me what exactly is congenital disclocation of the hip?
Medical terms: This generally refers to the head of the femur not being located in the acetabulum of the pelvic bone or able to be dislocated from the acetabulum. It is more common in girls and more common in breech babies. When picked up early it is very treatable often without surgery. Here's a link to more info: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000971.Htm. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sacrum didn't fuse right. There are spaces and it is crooked. Congenital sbo s1. Only 4 lumbar vert. Constant pain in butt, hip, and nerve pain down leg.What is this called n what dr do I need to see?
Is a distended renal pelvis congenital, or can it have another cause? I am 53 and it is only recently discovered after hysterectomy
See below: A distended renal pelvis can indicate obstruction of urine flow from the kidney into the ureter. This can be due a congenital malformation called upj obstruction, but can also be due to other blockages such as a stricture or stone in the ureter, or from extrinsic compression of ureter from something else. Then again, it can just be a redundant renal pelvis that is not blocked. See a urologist. ...Read more
If i straighten my left foot i feel mild pain in my left calf muscles , btw my last left lumbar vertebrae is sticked to my pelvis(congenital defect)?
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