Hip dysplasia describes a disorder of the ossification of the hip joint in new-born babies. It is one of the most common disorders of bone structure development, affects more girls than boys and can be treated by various measures, if recognized early. Therefore, an ultrasound examination of the hip will be conducted for all new-born.
When a hip socket does not completely cover the ball part of the top thighbone, it is medically known as a hip dysplasia. The result is that the hip joint becomes completely or partially dislocated. Many people with the condition are born with it. If a hip dysplasia is identified in early childhood, the condition can be fixed with a soft brace. That is why doctors check babies for any indication of hip dysplasia shortly after birth and during well-child care visits.
There are various causes for a hip dysplasia, like hereditary or hormonal factors that influence the elasticity of joint capsules. If the child is lying in breech position inside the womb, it can result in an increased mobility inside the joint capsule. This can lead to a malposition of the femoral head in the socket, and eventually to premature arthrosis.
For every new-born, the position of the femoral head in the socket should be evaluated with an ultrasound examination. Any abnormalities can be treated with relatively few and hardly impairing measures, that need some time and have to be consistently applied. Smaller abnormalities can be treated by using broader diapers; in case of a more severe abnormality spreader pants can be considered. Regular follow-up examinations evaluate the success of the treatment and can suggest further measures, should the result not be as expected.
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