What is it?

Congenital Deformities of Hip, also known as hip dysplasia, is where socket of the hip joint doesn’t fully support the ball of the joint. The condition may result with a gradual misalignment or dislocation of the hip.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Hip Dysplasia

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of Congenital Deformities of Hip include:
- Pain in the groin or on the side or back of the hip joint.
- Clicking, snapping or popping sounds when moving the hip during activity.
- Limp

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of hip dysplasia may be straightforward if the deformity is severe, or can be diagnosed when the child starts to crawl. You may asked about your child's pregnancy and birth, and about his or her development. A healthcare provider may conduct a physical examination to check your child's hips. You may be referred for an imaging tests such as X-ray, CT, or MRI scans.

Treatment

Treatment for hip dysplasia may be adequate with bracing, if the condition is diagnosed early. a mild deformity may not require treatment, but your child may need to be monitored as he or she grows.
In more serious cases, several surgical procedures involving the pelvis and acetabulum may be needed.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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