5 Things I Have Learned About Hip Dysplasia

June is Hip Dysplasia Awareness month and in honor of this I am going to share 5 things I have learned through this process.

  1. Pediatricians check all babies for signs of “hip clicks” when they are born. This is a preliminary test for hip dysplasia.
  2. If you know someone who has arthritis in their hips, they were probably born with hip dysplasia.
  3. Most babies with hip dysplasia do not need interventions such as braces or surgery as it can correct itself.
  4. Over 90% of cases are corrected using the Pavlik Harness. (We tried this with Cal for 2 separate time periods)
  5. Even if your child needs surgery to correct hip dysplasia it is a blip on the radar. A blip that is difficult, but one that won’t need to be repeated for your child’s lifetime.

Hip Dysplasia Awareness Month


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