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.
If Your Child Needs a Spica Cast
Does your child need a spica cast? Here’s what you need to know about what the cast does, how long it will be on, and how keep your baby comfortable and clean.
Treatments for Newborn Hip Dysplasia
Harness, splint, brace, surgery -- there are many different ways to treat a baby’s hip dysplasia. Here’s a look at what your doctor may suggest and why.
Broken (Fractured) Hip: Symptoms, Treatment, Surgery
You’ve broken your hip—now what? Here’s what you need to know if you have a hip fracture.
Top Causes of Hip Pain in Children
There are many possible causes of hip pain in children. Find out what problems are common and how they’re treated.