Hip Dysplasia in a Child

Hip Dysplasia in a Child

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Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a childhood condition caused by abnormal development of one or both hip joints. In DDH, the top of the thighbone (femur) does not fit securely into the hip socket (acetabulum). This allows the thighbone to either partially or completely slip out of the socket (dislocate).

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Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics

Specialist Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics

Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

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