It is found that in most cases, Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip can be successfully treated. Your daughter Anny is no exception. Good results of treatment will allow your daughter to participate in active sports as she gets older. In addition, Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip isn’t too painful for babies even if the hip is dislocated. The most important thing is that your child’s Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip has been discovered in time. You should not worry about this disorder as it is a pretty common condition with different degrees of involvement.
Non-surgical treatment for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip includes such methods as the use Pavlik harness, or hip abduction braces, or traction. These methods are most commonly used when a baby is less than 6 months. These methods allow bracing a baby in such a way that the hips are well positioned for successful hip joint growth. The major goal is to improve the natural growth processes of the baby (Sande & Melisie, 2012, p. 1662).
Surgical Treatment Methods for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip include close reduction, open reduction, pelvic osteotomy and femoral osteotomy. It is found that surgery is often an issue of concern for any parent, but, as a rule, child’s bones can regrow to normal lengths and child’s bends can be easily straightened out. The doctors often call such type of surgery “remodelling”ť and it can be regarded as one of the wonders of orthopedics.
A SUGGESTIVE COURSE OF TREATMENT FOR ANNY SMITH
As a pediatric orthopedist, I recommend your daughter the following course of treatment for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.
As your daughter Anny is 3 months of age, the treatment for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip will be focused on the gentle manipulation to reduce the dislocation of the hip. It would be better to hold her hips in a flexed position with a harness in order to maintain the reduction (Sande & Melisie, 2012, p. 1663). Â It is the first stage of treatment. The second stage will be focused on putting the case on her legs and hips. The cast which is called a spica cast should be worn for about six weeks. Then, the cast should be removed by orthopedists in the operating room. As a rule, this operation should be performed under general anesthesia. In case there are no complications, the child is placed in another spica cast for another six weeks.
I hope that the above mentioned information concerning treatment for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip will help you to realize that your daughter Anny has a change to improve her hips and to have no similar problems in future. Our clinic is the best one in the state. I am waiting for your call.
Dr. Brown, the orthopedist