Hip Dysplasia Directory
Hip dysplasia is a hip joint condition that can affect children. In some cases, the hip joint is just loose. In worse cases, the thigh bone can come out of the hip socket causing dislocation. Symptoms include a loose hip joint, extra skin on the inner thigh, one leg that is shorter than the other, and more. Treatment for hip dysplasia is moving the thigh bone and using a harness to keep it in place while the bones grow. Braces or surgery may also be used. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how hip dysplasia is caused, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Pavlik Harness-Topic Overview
A Pavlik harness is a splint that is often used to treat developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in babies younger than 6 months. The harness has fabric straps and fasteners that fit around a baby's chest,shoulders,and legs. The harness holds the baby's legs in a spread position,with the hips bent so that the thighs are out to the sides. This keeps the head of the thighbone (femur) in the ...
Hip Dysplasia: Caring for Your Child in a Body (Spica) Cast
Spica casts, also called body casts, are frequently used to treat children who have hip or leg problems, such as developmental dysplasia of the hips (DDH). You may be nervous about having a child in a spica cast. It can be confusing and overwhelming to be responsible for the care and cleaning of the cast. However caring for a spica cast is not as hard as it may at first seem. Once you get into a .
Hip Pain: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and More
WebMD talks about the causes of hip pain and ways to treat it.
Hip Problems, Age 11 and Younger-Topic Overview
A hip problem can be upsetting, both to the child who has the problem and to the parent or caregiver. A child who has a hip problem may feel pain in the hip, groin, thigh, or knee.