A range of congenital hip disorders: From mild acetabular dysplasia to dislocation of the femoral head from the acetabulum
- Missed early diagnosis can result in more complicated management and less favorable outcome.
- Missing an associated syndrome or condition (e.g., tethered cord, arthrogryposis)
- Mistaking a “click” for instability
Incidence of hip dysplasia is 0.5–2% of live births; however, true dislocation occurs in 0.1–0.2% of live births.Genetics
Many patients are 1st-born females, with familial history of affected 1st-degree relative.
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip has been found in Select 5-Minute Pediatrics Topics
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