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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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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Left hip likes to turn out when walking but am not sure if this is due entirely to hip dysplasia?

Left hip likes to turn out when walking but am not sure if this is due entirely to hip dysplasia?

See details: If you have documented hip dysplasia, that very well may be the cause. If you do not, have an orthopedist evaluate the situation or at least have x rays done. ...Read more

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One knee extending far in front of another while walking is characteristic of one sided hip dysplasia?

One knee extending far in front of another while walking is characteristic of one sided hip dysplasia?

See below : Is this something new ? Have you had any trauma , pain or walking/ running as as a child teenager ?. Pain to your hips, knees or legs ? You just noticed this . Theses are a few of the questions and a thorough physical exam to help diagnose your problem/ concern . Seeing an orthopaedic surgeon would be a good recommendation . Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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D(x)'d w/ l hip dysplasia but no pain only lopsided and walking funny and torso twisted. Can conservative care bring femoral head back to acetabulum ?

D(x)'d w/ l hip dysplasia but no pain only lopsided and walking funny and torso twisted. Can conservative care bring femoral head back to acetabulum ?

No: The only way 2 get better coverage of the femoral head is 2 have it surgically corrected. With no pain u may want 2 have ur leg lengths checked out. But again this can b treated with a lift in ur shoe. May help but the surgical procedure 2 lengthen a leg is risky & not indicated in a pair free hip. ...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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Should i be concerned for my 17 month old daughter who had open reduction for hip dysplasia? Had open reduction dec 2010, began walking at 15 months.Doctor stay ball is in socket as it should be. But says the bone is not growing because the blood flow is

Should i be concerned for my 17 month old daughter who had open reduction for hip dysplasia? Had open reduction dec 2010, began walking at 15 months.Doctor stay ball is  in socket as it should be. But says the bone is not growing because the blood flow is

My : My philosophy on second opinions is, if you think you may need one, get it. Don't hesitate. It is always good to get another perspective on things. First of all let me state that it's great that the hip dysplasia was recognized and diagnosed. I have seen a few adults that suffer from the same problem and were never diagnosed as a child. The statement from the doctor about being continuously monitored yet the follow up is in 8 months does seem a bit contradictory. You may want to ask him to clarify this point. I hope your daughter improves. Take care. ...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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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. ...Read more

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I had hip dysplasia as a child. I recently started having sharp pain in R hipwhen doing a butterfly stretch and bringing my legs back up. Any ideas?

I had hip dysplasia as a child.  I recently started having sharp pain in R hipwhen doing a butterfly stretch and bringing my legs back up.  Any ideas?

Inflamed hip or tend: The pain would suggest an inflamed hip or tendon. The cause may or may not be related to the childhood dysplasia. An X-ray and or exam is frequently needed to determine the cause. ...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


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dysplasia (Definition)

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