The Deformed Hip

  • Randall T. Loder


The spectrum of malformations of the hip in the newborn is wide and ranges from a minor degree of acetabular dysplasia to major deficiency like proximal focal femoral deficiency. Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is the commonest of hip anomalies; early diagnosis and treatment often results in a satisfactory outcome, while a delay may make treatment more complicated and the outcome less predictable. Some abnormalities of the hip may not be evident on cursory examination since the hip is a deep-seated joint unlike the knee where minor deformities are easily recognized.


Ossification Center Fetal Movement Acetabular Dysplasia Developmental Dysplasia Breech Presentation 
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  • Randall T. Loder
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  1. 1.James Whitcomb HospitalIndianapolisUSA

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