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What is hip dysplasia?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hip can slip out

For reasons unclear some infants are born with a loosness about the hip joint that permits the big ball of the upper leg to slip out of the cup like socket.
Drs check for this at birth & well checkups.After 3 mo the ligaments tighten & detection is harder.Some are picked up as walking starts. Tight swaddeling with legs extended may incerase risk & girls & breach babies have higher risk.

In brief: Hip can slip out

For reasons unclear some infants are born with a loosness about the hip joint that permits the big ball of the upper leg to slip out of the cup like socket.
Drs check for this at birth & well checkups.After 3 mo the ligaments tighten & detection is harder.Some are picked up as walking starts. Tight swaddeling with legs extended may incerase risk & girls & breach babies have higher risk.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Malformation

Congenital or acquired malformation or misalignment of hip that results in pain and stiffness with movement.
This also occurs in various canine species, usually the larger type dogs.

In brief: Malformation

Congenital or acquired malformation or misalignment of hip that results in pain and stiffness with movement.
This also occurs in various canine species, usually the larger type dogs.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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