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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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