about 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 symptoms of DDH?
The following are the most common symptoms of DDH. However, each baby may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
- The leg may appear shorter on the side of the dislocated hip
- The leg on the side of the dislocated hip may turn outward
- The folds in the skin of the thigh or buttocks may appear uneven
- The space between the legs may look wider than normal
A baby with developmental dysplasia of the hip may have a hip that is partially or completely dislocated, meaning the ball of the femur slips partially or completely out of the hip socket. The symptoms of DDH may resemble other medical conditions of the hip. Always consult your baby's doctor for a diagnosis.
A Healthy Me. Orthopedic Conditions and Children. Available at: http://www.ahealthyme.com/conditions/orthopedics/children/90,P02755. Accessibility verified July 16, 2012.