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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Developmental Hip Dysplasia (Overview)

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.


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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

Dr. Bertrand Kaper
74 doctors shared insights

Developmental Hip Dysplasia (Overview)

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.


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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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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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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?

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

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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?

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?

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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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dysplasia (Definition)

Abnormal cells which may be pre-malignant, but can also result ...Read more