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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.

Dr. Bertrand Kaper
75 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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My 11 week old daughter is suspected to have developmental hip displaysia. We get ultrasound done next week. How bad is this if that's what it is.

My 11 week old daughter is suspected to have developmental hip displaysia. We get ultrasound done next week. How bad is this if that's what it is.

Hipdysplasia. Org/: I hope the test is normal. Hip Dysplasia does have treatments, but it is always better to not have the problem. If the test is positive, you will want to follow up closely with a pediatric orthopedist. Check out the link above to read more about hip dysplasia at hipdysplasia. Org.

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What could cause hip dysplasia as a child?

What could cause hip dysplasia as a child?

Developmental: Mostly it is genetic but can be affected by position in utero. Muscle imbalances from things like cerebral palsy also play a role.

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I have hip dysplasia what do you recommend?

I have hip dysplasia what do you recommend?

Orthopaedic exam: Hip dysplasia refers to a misshapened hip and can be the source of pain and poor hip function. An orthopaedic evaluation is indicated and will likely include a thorough examination and review of imaging studies like X-rays or other advanced imaging modalities (MRI)

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Is hip dysplasia genetic?

Is hip dysplasia genetic?

Usually not: It may be caused by low amniotic fluid volume, inhibiting the fetal movement. I may be associated with rare bone displaces, or mor frequently seen in chromosomal disorders like Down syndrome. It may be a sporadic finding.

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What supplements are best for someone with hip dysplasia?

What supplements are best for someone with hip dysplasia?

No specific ones.: See your PCP and if its found you are lacking in any particular mineral or Vitamins, then those can be prescribed for you. The Hip Dysplasia is not due to any particular deficiency, Good luck.

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Why does hip dysplasia cause leg to be or function shorter?

Hip dysplasia: Hip dysplasia causes the ball and socket joint to be out of whack, so the hip isn't nestled in the hip joint like it should be. This causes the femur to sit in poor alignment and gives the illusion of one leg being shorter (while it really just isn't sitting the same as the other side). This displacement can also put pressure on nerves in the area and cause neurologic symptoms, including weakness.

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What is the recovery time for a femoral osteotomy for hip dysplasia?

What is the recovery time for a femoral osteotomy for hip dysplasia?

Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you.

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Why does forced adduction/internal rotation of the hip feel so uncomfortable with hip dysplasia?

Why does forced adduction/internal rotation of the hip feel so uncomfortable with hip dysplasia?

Not all dysplasia: Usually dysplasia caused by fai, femeroacetabular impingement, causes those symptoms. It causes pain by the femur and pelvis inappropriately bumping into each other.

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