Hip dysplasia is a condition in which the hip joint is not properly formed and the thigh bone does not fit snugly into the hip socket. This can lead to pain and difficulty moving the hip.
Causes of hip dysplasia include genetic and environmental factors. Some people may be born with hip dysplasia, while others may develop it due to things like injury or overuse. Some studies suggest that certain lifestyle factors like diet, activity level, and sleeping position may also play a role in the development of the condition.
Symptoms of hip dysplasia may include pain in the hip or groin area, difficulty moving the hip, and a limp or waddling gait.
Diagnosis of hip dysplasia typically involves a physical examination and imaging tests such as X-ray, CT scan or MRI.
Treatment for hip dysplasia depends on the severity of the condition and can include things like physical therapy, bracing, and surgery. In some cases, surgery may be recommended to correct the hip joint, such as a procedure called a periacetabular osteotomy or total hip replacement.
It’s important to note that early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent long-term problems with the hip joint.
To discuss diagnosis and treatment options, please book an appointment with our specialist.
To learn more about hip dysplasia, please click on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip/
Dr Ibrahim Yahli MD MRCPsych