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What kind of congenital hip anatomy would predispose one leg to become functionally shorter over time?

What kind of congenital hip anatomy would predispose one leg to become functionally shorter over time?

Hip dysplasia: Developmental dysplasia of the hip, scoliosis, pelvic obliquity can all cause one leg to seem shorter than the other. ...Read more

Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Developmental Hip Dysplasia (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Will glucosamine and condroitin sulfate improve the residual pain from congenital hip dysplasia in a female adult?

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

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Can I know treatment for congenital hip dislocation for 23yrs women?

Can I know treatment for congenital hip dislocation for 23yrs women?

Yes: Developmental dysplasia of the hip (ddh) is the current term. Options for treatment include observation, osteotomies and replacement. Speak with your doctor about which option is best for you. ...Read more

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What can I do for my baby who has congenital hip dysplasia - chd (dislocated hip)?

What can I do for my baby who has congenital hip dysplasia - chd (dislocated hip)?

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

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Mom says I never crawled - went straight to walking. Possible? Congenital hip dysplasia. Ballsocket doesn't fit. Can Ehlers-Danlos be related? Have OA

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

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Can you tell me about developmental hip dysplasia?

Can you tell me about developmental hip dysplasia?

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

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Is it possible to be diagnosed with a developmental hip dysplasia?

Is it possible to be diagnosed with a developmental hip dysplasia?

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

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Developmental hip dysplasia. Any follow-up needed after age 2 years?

Developmental hip dysplasia.  Any follow-up needed after age 2 years?

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

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What is the definition or description of: developmental hip dysplasia?

What is the definition or description of: developmental hip dysplasia?

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

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Is developmental hip dysplasia common? Is 2-3 kids out of a 1000 common or considered rare? How often is developmental hip dysplasia missed?

Is developmental hip dysplasia common? Is 2-3 kids out of a 1000 common or considered rare? How often is developmental hip dysplasia missed?

Hip dysplasia is not: considered uncommon so the screening test for it should not be neglected. That is the reason why all infants are tested and continued to be tested throughout the first few years of life. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Any update on treatment for developmental hip dysplasia?

Any update on treatment for developmental hip dysplasia?

DDH: Really depends upon age and severity. Anything from observation, closed or open reduction, osteotomies (many types), hip scope with limited application, hip resurfacing, hip arthroplasty. Check with your orthopedic hip surgeon. ...Read more

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Can hip stiffness be a symptom of developmental hip dysplasia?

Can hip stiffness be a symptom of developmental hip dysplasia?

Yes: Loss of motion can be symptomatic of many different things. The most common is osteoarthritis. In terms of dysphasia you will need an x-ray. If you are having hip problems and haven't seen anyone i suggest you see someone for an exam and xrays. ...Read more

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Developmental hip dysplasia in a toddler with mild cerebral palsy, can you tell me more about this?

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

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In medical terms could someone please explain to me what exactly is congenital disclocation of the hip?

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

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Can congenital dislocated hip affect childhood development?

Usually not: Developmental hip dysplasia, formerly called congenital hip dislocation, should not affect future development unless associated with another anomaly in major organ. ...Read more

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Is there a disorder that causes a broken jaw/misalignment as a child and possibly other bone issues like hip dysplasia? A congenital issue?

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

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Is a distended renal pelvis congenital, or can it have another cause? I am 53 and it is only recently discovered after hysterectomy

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