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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.

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