Developmental dysplasia of the hip

Case contributed by Dr Mohamed Hossam el Deen


Presents to paediatric clinic complaining of limping.


The right hip shows complete dislocation with 100% loss of contact between femoral head and acetabular roof, the femur is internally rotated and the femoral head displaced posterosuperiorly. Also right femoral head is smaller than left side. Right Shenton line is markedly distorted in comparison to left side.

Case Discussion

Typical findings of long-standing developmental dysplasia of the hip. 

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rID: 44057
Published: 5th Apr 2016
Last edited: 13th Apr 2016
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