Dislocated Hips By: Kennedy Clayton
What are dislocated hips? • Medical Term: Hip Dysplasia • A progressive, deteriorating problem in the ball-and-socket joint of the hip whereas the ball does not fit and move efficiently in the socket • Can be genetic but can also be caused by outside factors including extreme sports, gymnastics, and dance.
Most common… • Most commonly found in women • Most commonly found in dogs, rather than humans. • Most commonly posterior (9 out of 10 dislocations)
Treatments • Pavlik Harness is used for babies under 6 months • Older usually requires surgery or traction therapy. • Hewson brace for children above a year
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