The etiology and clinical presentation of hip dysplasia are reviewed. The neonatal or dysplastic hip can often be successfully managed within the first six to eight months of life with orthotic splinting. Infants, six to eight and up to 30 months of age require preliminary traction followed by closed or open reduction and plaster immobilization. The young child, 30 months up to eight years of age, requires open reduction and a femoral shortening osteotomy. A child five years of age and older will often additionally require a pelvic redirectional osteotomy.
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - 1985|