What is congenital hip dislocation?
The so-called congenital hip dislocation or congenital hip development disorder is the structural defect of the hip joint that occurs as a result of the developmental disorder of the infant’s hip in the womb.
How is congenital hip dislocation diagnosed?
Every infant should be examined by pediatric orthopedists. Infants who have hip dislocation problems in their families should be checked with a completely harmless diagnostic method called ultrasound. Infants with hip dislocation or hip developmental retardation should be immediately treated and the normal structure of the hip should be ensured during the growth process by methods such as splint and bandage. If this treatment fails, surgical methods can be used.
What kind of problems can infants who have hip dislocation treatment face in advanced age?
Whether or not they receive treatment, some of the infants with impaired hip development may experience pain in their hips after their 20s. Various surgical procedures can be performed in such patients. Some may need to be treated with total hip replacement.
Which patients with hip dislocation may require total hip replacement?
Total hip replacement is recommended as the only solution for the patients who have hip dislocation when they are adulthood, suffer from pain and have hip developmental retardation and calcification.