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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
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