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Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) - DRHC Dubai Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic

Previously known as congenital hip dislocation. It is a disorder of abnormal development resulting in dysplasia, subluxation and possible dislocation of the hip secondary to capsular laxity and mechanical factors.It is the most common pediatric orthopedic disorder in newborns and it is more common in females, first born, breech delivery  and left hips.  We focus on Musculoskeletal Conditions in Children and our Hospital is specialized in Pediatric Surgery. To make an appointment call pediatric orthopedic specialist in Dubai DRHC you call on +97142798200.

  • It can be  alone presentation or associated with another congenital deformities.
  • With careful examination for the child we can detect DDH since birth.
  • We confirm the diagnosis with ultrasound echography (baby age 1 day to 4 months) and with an x-ray after 4 months age.
  • The parents usually can’t notice the problem till the kid is walking,

Signs of Developmental Hip Dysplasia

  • Leg length discrepancy (the affected hip makes the leg shorter)
  • Limp usually mild
  • Waddling in gait (if both hips are affected)
  • Reduced range of hip motion.

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Our Treatment Approach

Early diagnosis is crucial for optimal outcomes.

For infants under 6 months:

  • Utilize abduction splinting/bracing (e.g., Pavlik harness).
  • Monitor improvement with echography.Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip(DDH)2

For infants aged 6-18 months:

  • Perform closed reduction and spica casting if Pavlik treatment fails.
  • Monitor progress with X-rays and CT scans.Dubai DRHC Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic

For children aged 18 months and older:

  • Recommend open reduction with femoral and pelvic osteotomy if hip dysplasia persists post-closed reduction.
  • Achieve excellent long-term results with this approach, minimizing residual limp or leg length discrepancy.

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