Congenital Dislocated Hip

Congenital dislocated hip is an abnormality that is seen at birth. The role that podiatrists play in pediatrics is remarkable. With the first sign of stance or walking abnormality, a parent's concern will be great enough to rush their child off to the doctor. We will learn about the many tools and techniques, which cater to the pediatric patient, that allow a congenital dislocated hip to be diagnosed and treated.

Children are born with a congenital dislocated hip. The word congenital means to be born with. It is a condition in which the head of the thigh bone, the femur, is detached from the pocket that it sits in, which is called the acetabulum. Studies have shown that females are affected more than males and occur 1 in every 1000 births. Oddly enough it has even been shown that the left hip is dislocated more often than the right.

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