Hip Dysplasia Reconstruction

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) formerly known as congenital hip dysplasia is a common disorder among children. It is a developmental process that grows over time. It is a condition that demonstrates a disruption in the relationship between the head of the femur and the hip socket. It may be found in one or both the hips. Girls are more prone to this condition than boys. In mild cases, the femur is in the joint but gets easily dislocated. In severe cases, when the femur is not in position, the hip is partially or fully dislocated . If left unattended, the condition made lead to other problems like development of false acetabulum. Surgery is the best curative method . Under general anaesthesia, the surgeon tries to reduce the hip. If this is not possible, the child is placed in traction to loosen the tissues surrounding the hip. After this under general anaesthesia, the surgeon gently moves the hip and places it in the socket. Fluoroscopy, a type of X-ray helps the physician in the surgical process.