What causes developmental dysplasia of the hip?
Factors that can put a baby at higher risk of having developmental dysplasia of the hip include: A family history of the condition; Breech presentation; Neuromuscular disease such as spina bifida; Low amniotic fluid volume; Multiple babies - the reduced room can put extra stress on the hips; Large birth weight (above 4kg); Being female, and; Being the firstborn child.
Author: Nikki Wallis
First answered: 27 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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