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  about hip dysplasia

What Is Hip Dysplasia?

Hip dysplasia in babies is used to describe a problem in the formation of the hip joint. For more information, read the below articles compiled from leading health websites.

What are the risk factors for DDH?

First-born babies are at higher risk since the uterus is small and there is limited room for the baby to move; therefore affecting the development of the hip. Other risk factors may include the following:

  • Family history of developmental dysplasia of the hip, or very flexible ligaments
  • Position of the baby in the uterus, especially with breech presentations
  • Associations with other orthopedic problems that include metatarsus adductus, clubfoot deformity, congenital conditions, and other syndromes

A Healthy Me. Orthopedic Conditions and Children. Available at: http://www.ahealthyme.com/conditions/orthopedics/children/90,P02755. Accessibility verified July 16, 2012.