How is developmental dysplasia of the hip treated?
For treatment of babies up to the age of six months, a Pavlik harness is used to hold their hips in place. This has a very high level of success. The hip may also be manipulated into the correct position, which is then held by a spica cast. If a child is much older when their condition is diagnosed, or if other treatments have not been effective, surgery may be performed to correctly reposition the femur into the hip socket.