The longer the hip joint is out of socket the more malformed the socket becomes. Because the hip socket becomes ridged over time which it is extremely important to seek help immediately if you believe your child is suffering from hip dysplasia. Children with developmental hip dysplasia, over the age of 18 months, often require osteotomies of the femur, or the removal of the femoral neck.
At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our orthopaedic specialists treat infants and children suffering from developmental dysplasia of the hips. Our specialists are here to help your child, and your family, through every step of the diagnosis, treatment and recovery process. If you are interested in learning more about treatment options for dysplasia of the hips, schedule a consultation with pediatric orthopaedic specialist today.