Developmental dysplasia of the hip

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Delivered by LSCS for breech position. Left hip movements restricted.

Patient Data

Age: 2 months
Gender: Male

Unaffected right hip shows normal position of femoral head. Alpha angle is 60 - 62'.

Affected left hip shows abnormal position of femoral head. Alpha angle is 46 - 48'.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound findings suggest left hip developmental dysplasia in a 2 months old boy delivered by LSCS which was indicated for breech position.

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Case information

rID: 48637
Published: 18th Oct 2016
Last edited: 18th Oct 2016
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