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.
Author: Nikki Wallis
First answered: 27 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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