Developmental dysplasia of the hip

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 12 years
Gender: Female

Frontal and frog-leg view of the pelvis demonstrates lateral subluxation of the left hip, accentuated on abduction. The acetabulum has a sloping roof and is shallow. Features are those of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH).

Asymmetry of the femoral head, particularly the medial portion of the head with flattening. Associated widening of the femoral metaphysis.

Case Discussion

Features of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in a 12-year-old girl. 

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Case information

rID: 8438
Published: 2nd Feb 2010
Last edited: 11th Jun 2018
Tag: ddh
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