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Is hip dysplasia genetic?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Roberts
Dr. Richard Roberts
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Dr. Jenny Frances
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Hip dysplasia can be genetic, in the sense that usually patients with a family history of hip dysplasia are at higher risk of having hip dysplasia.
There are other risk factors as well – being firstborn, female, breeach presentation, and other problems associated with loose ligaments and flexibility. Swaddling the hips together tightly increases the risk of hip dysplasia.

In brief: Sometimes

Hip dysplasia can be genetic, in the sense that usually patients with a family history of hip dysplasia are at higher risk of having hip dysplasia.
There are other risk factors as well – being firstborn, female, breeach presentation, and other problems associated with loose ligaments and flexibility. Swaddling the hips together tightly increases the risk of hip dysplasia.
Dr. Jenny Frances
Dr. Jenny Frances
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