Developmental Hip Dysplasia

Supporting Healthy Hips from the Start: Developmental Hip Dysplasia Treatment at Medace Clinic

Developmental hip dysplasia (DHD) is a condition where the hip joint doesn’t form properly in a newborn baby. At Medace Clinic, we understand the importance of early diagnosis and intervention for optimal outcomes in DHD treatment. Our team of experienced pediatric orthopedists offers comprehensive care to ensure the proper development of your child’s hips, promoting healthy mobility and preventing future complications.


Understanding Developmental Hip Dysplasia:

In a healthy hip joint, the ball of the femur (thigh bone) fits snugly into the socket of the pelvis. In DHD, the socket may be shallow or underdeveloped, causing the hip joint to be unstable. This instability can affect hip development and lead to complications if left untreated.

Risk Factors for DHD:

While the exact cause of DHD is unknown, certain factors can increase a baby’s risk:

  • Family history: Having a family member with DHD increases the risk.
  • Breech position: Babies born in the breech position (feet-first) are at higher risk.
  • Oligohydramnios: Low levels of amniotic fluid during pregnancy can limit hip movement in the womb.
  • Tight swaddling: Excessive swaddling that restricts hip movement may be a risk factor.


Signs and Symptoms of DHD:

Early signs of DHD can be subtle, but here are some indicators to watch for:

  • Uneven leg lengths: One leg may appear shorter than the other.
  • Limited hip abduction: The inability to spread the hips widely.
  • Clicking sound in the hip: A clicking sound when the hip is moved.
  • Difficulty walking: This may be noticeable in older infants or toddlers.


Diagnosis at Medace Clinic:

Early diagnosis is crucial for successful treatment. Our doctors will perform a physical examination to assess your baby’s hip mobility and range of motion. Imaging studies like X-rays or ultrasounds may be used to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment Options for DHD at Medace Clinic:

The treatment approach for DHD depends on the severity and the age at which it’s diagnosed. Here’s how we address DHD at different stages:

  • Newborns: A harness or splint may be used to gently reposition the hip joint and promote proper development.
  • Infants: Leg braces or casting may be used to hold the hip joint in place and encourage proper alignment.
  • Older infants and toddlers: Surgery may be necessary in some cases to improve the socket’s shape or reposition the hip joint.


Why Choose Medace Clinic for DHD Treatment?

  • Experienced pediatric orthopedists: Our team comprises specialists with extensive experience in diagnosing and treating DHD in children.
  • Focus on early diagnosis and intervention: We emphasize the importance of prompt treatment to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Comprehensive care: We offer a full spectrum of treatment options, tailored to each child’s needs and age.
  • Family support and education: We provide ongoing support and education to parents throughout the treatment journey.
  • Advanced technology: We utilize X-rays, ultrasounds, and other imaging techniques for accurate diagnosis and monitoring of progress.


Investing in Your Child’s Future Health

Developmental hip dysplasia is a treatable condition, but early diagnosis and intervention are crucial. At Medace Clinic, we are committed to helping your child achieve healthy hip development and a lifetime of pain-free mobility. Contact Medace Clinic today to schedule a consultation with one of our pediatric orthopedists and discuss your child’s hip health.


What Our Patients Say

We love that our patients feel inspired to write about the care they received here at Medace Clinic! Here are some of the wonderful letters and comments we have recently received.

Bharathraj Bhandary
Bharathraj Bhandary
I had visited Medace Clinic in Kothanur for my Tennis Elbow issue in my right hand. I was recommended for Physiotherapy treatment. I underwent this treatment for 4 days in the clinic (daily visit for treatment) and was given few exercises to be done at home post that. I got a huge relief from this treatment. The Physiotherapist was very good. She had a good knowledge and was able to get to the exact pain and provided the treatment. My pain has reduced drastically and I am able to do the daily activities without any pain now. Will be joining back to gym as well in 4 to 5 days.
Praburam Selvaraj
Praburam Selvaraj
Have been there for ortho related problem. Dr Noel has examined and given me the correct diagnosis and explained clearly the steps in treatment. Dr Sharmia - physio is highly talented and does the physio treatment effectively. Very reliable place to go to..
Maria Celina
Maria Celina
Very caring and compassionate clinic. I had consulted Dr Noel for my arm pain. You can blindly trust them with the treatment. They are also available any time on WhatsApp and have responded to my queries.
Sruthi M
Sruthi M
I met Dr. geetika for a gynaec problem and was surprised to c her approach towards it.... Problem solved without medication and met Dr Noel for my leg issue. He has a positive approach with limited medication. Both are very friendly and well maintained clinic. Extremely happy to find reliable doctors
Piyush Pagaria
Piyush Pagaria
We consulted Dr. Geetika throughout my wife’s pregnancy. Without question, she is a gem of a person, soft spoken and very down to earth. The best thing about her is that you can message her with the slightest doubt on WhatsApp and she is available to respond. She will take the time to listen to you and provide you with the most effective advice to address your current situation and prevent future issues. She is very very easy to talk to. Never prescribed us any unnecessary tests or medicines. She guided us in detail at every step week after week, month after month. We are so happy and proud for having done this journey with her.
Dr. Noel Kumar at Medace Clinic is an exceptional doctor who truly cares about his patients. He has been treating my todler son for the past three months, he has recovered from his femur fracture completely and I have seen a remarkable improvement in his condition. His expertise in the field is very evident in the way he diagnosed, operated and provided post operative care. Dr. Noel takes the time to explain everything in detail and answer any questions we have. He is always available to address our concerns and provide us with the best possible care. The clinic is well-equipped and staffed by friendly professionals who go above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr. Noel and Medace Clinic to anyone looking for quality orthopedic care.
Lavanya Sivanesan
Lavanya Sivanesan
Dr.Geetika (gynecologist) I have never seen such kind of doctor with full care , patience and friendly approach. Her patients are really so Lucky to have her. She makes us very comfortable and very open in person. My whole journey of pregnancy was soo happy and I enjoyed it a lot because of her. Soo Thank full and Happy to be her patient❤️
Letngam Kipgen
Letngam Kipgen
This clinic. Am very satisfied physio treatment.. Am coming first time more pain .. now Dr. Sharmiya (physiotherapy) teaches more exercises.. then no pain.. nowalright .. Dr. Speaks very calm and polite

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