Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - Treatment Overview
If your child has had
successful treatment for DDH, he or she will likely not have any further hip
problems. But have your child examined regularly to make sure his or her hips
continue to grow and develop normally.
The longer an unstable,
dislocatable, or dislocated hip persists, the more likely it is to cause
long-term problems that are hard to treat. For this reason, it is
important to diagnose and treat DDH early.
checkups are very important for monitoring the effectiveness of treatment and
preventing complications. For example, damage sometimes occurs to the blood
supply of the femoral head from treatment. If not detected and treated early,
this damage can lead to the destruction of bone cells (avascular
osteonecrosis). The bone may then grow abnormally, become deformed, and later