|Print Date:||May 19, 2013, 9:51 pm|
|Title||DDH (Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip)|
|Text||Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), previously known as congenital hip dysplasia, is a spectrum of disorders affecting the proximal femur and acetabulum and hips that are subluxatable, dislocatable, and dislocated; there is increased ligamentous laxity around the hips.
Normally diagnosed on physical exam within the first days of life, ultrasonography at the age of 2 weeks is used for further evaluation. Early diagnosis and treatment is important because failure to diagnose DDH in neonates and young infants can result in significant morbidity (osteoarthritis and necessary surgical intervention) - such is the case with the patient in this particular patient.
Risk factors for DDH include female sex, whites, and children with breech presentation.
|References:||Donnelly, Lane F. Fundamentals of Pediatric Radiology. Saunders. 2001.|
|Contributor||Peter Vangeertruyden (National Capital Consortium)|
|Peer Reviewer||Julian Paul Kassner (National Naval Medical Center Bethesda)|
|Record Number||: 7002|
|Location:||MSK - Musculoskeletal|
|Sublocation:||Hip (Femur and Acetabulum)|
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