Hip dysplasia, deformity that affects 0.1% of newborns

Written by: Dr. Luis Clavel Rojo
Edited by: Patricia Pujante Crespo

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDC), better known as hip dysplasia, is a broad term that includes everything from small defects to complete hip dislocations.

The deformity is a acetabulum (hip part with concave located in the pelvis) and verticalized flattened and a femoral head (part of the convex hip) in anteversion and valguism.

The inability that causes hip dysplasia depends on the degree of permanent dislocation suffered by the patient. The more displaced, the larger the patient will suffer lameness and more pain and limb differences (difference in limb length).


Prevalence of hip dysplasia

The incidence of DDC occurs in 0.1% of births, favored in women and breech deliveries. It is a hereditary disease development.


Early essential diagnosis of hip dysplasia

What is essential in this disease is early diagnosis, which involves physical examination by the expert Traumatology in search of instability. This will be complemented with imaging based on ultrasounds from birth and plain radiography after the third month of life.


Treatment of hip dysplasia

Treatment of hip dysplasia vary depending on the degree of dislocation and the time the disease is diagnosed. In this sense, will be used from dislocation orthosis wrapper such as diaper Frejka or Pavlik harness, through associated (or not) cuts surgical until osteotomies (bone cut) pelvic and femoral corrective.


Edited by Patricia Crespo Pujante

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Luis Clavel Rojo

By Dr. Luis Clavel Rojo
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Red Carnation is an acknowledged expert in traumatology of Murcia. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Murcia, specializing in Orthopaedic Surgery and is also Doctor of Medicine from the University of Murcia. He has also made several rotations in hospitals, in order to acquire the best specialization in traumatology. Thus, it has rotated Pathology Tumor Bone Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, Pediatric Orthopaedic Hospital Sant Joan de Deu de Barcelona, ​​in Arthroscopic Surgery Hospital FREMAP Madrid or foot surgery and ankle at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York (USA). On the other hand, he is honorary professor collaborator of the relevant Faculty of Medicine of the University of Murcia and professor of Master of Anatomy of the same faculty. Currently holds Hospital La Vega de Murcia. He is the author of numerous articles on the specialty, of two books and several book chapters. He has attended numerous conferences and is the author of multiple communications.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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