Dysplasia in hips: Know something about it

We might have read or seen that hip joints do not develop properly in some cases. The medical term for that is hips dysplasia. Normally, it is found in an infant stage but if the diagnosis is missed at that time, it remains forever. Due to this, adults have been also found to have hips dysplasia later in life. The thigh bone on the upper side (near the hip) is created in such a way that it gets fit in the hip joint like ball and socket. But in some cases, the hips joint is too shallow to fit the thigh bone. It makes the joint unstable and results to an imbalance in that particular part of the body.

During birth, doctors detect it in the baby stage itself, it can be treated at that time and cured permanently. But, if it is not treated then, it causes issues when the patient turns into an adult.

It is not painful, but there is a clicking sound when rotated. The kids start walking late or have arrhythmic walking. As told before, it is treated in childhood by putting on braces for 6-10 weeks. But, in adulthood, it depends on the severity of the condition and usually medicines are prescribed for treating it. Physiotherapy is also seen as an option for treatment and in extreme cases, there is a surgery to fix the socket. If not, a surgical replacement of the hip is done. Gentle walking and exercises like moving the legs in a certain directed way can majorly help to improve the condition. A physiotherapist is the best person to advice from.

Dysplasia in hips: Know something about it
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