Have L hip dysplasia. My femoral head feels like its tracking behind the socket. Not painful- but blood pressure falling +headaches. Who do I see?

Orthopedic surgeon. A periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is a surgery to change the orientation of the hip socket so it is in a better position to cover the ball of the hip joint (femoral head). PAO is a very successful surgery for improving the longevity of the hip joint and pain in patients who have been diagnosed before extensive injury to the hip cartilage. U of M and Baptist have excellent surgeons for this!

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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?

No. At your age, that would be very unlikely. Having said that, you would certainly be advised to maintain good hip range of motion and strength, since that will help you to maintain your function in the long run. Unfortunately you will likely eventually require surgery to treat the dysplasia, when symptoms become debilitating. Read more...
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...

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...
Yes. Yes this should be concerning because of several factors: ddh ( congenital or developmental hip dysplasia) that required open reduction @ age 10 mo's, 'blood supply problems' @ this young age is a very serious problem indeed.See a pediatric ors who specializes in osteotomies of the proximal femur and acetabulum... Do your research... Best of luck! Read more...