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Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Developmental dysplasia of the hip refers to a condition in which an infant’s hip joint did not form properly. In developmental dysplasia of the hip, the “ball” part of the hip joint does not fit securely into the “socket” portion. This can lead to problems walking or a hip that dislocates easily.

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Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: What You Need to Know

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  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip is more common in girls and often runs in families.
  • Treatment for developmental dysplasia of the hip depends on the age of your child and the severity of the dysplasia. Your infant may need to wear a special harness for a few months to help the hip joint re-form properly. In some cases, surgery may be required.

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Rely on the expertise of our physicians to help you manage developmental dysplasia of the hip.

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Our Staff

Our physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) specialize in pediatric orthopaedics and play a key role in providing care to our patients and families.

Meet our staff members that care for children with developmental dysplasia of the hip:

Melissa Fought, C.R.N.P.
Karen Kracker, P.A.-C.
Colleen Lenz, C.R.N.P.
Kristen Venuti, C.R.N.P.
Mary Teresa "Tresie" Yost, F.N.P.-C.


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