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Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

What Is Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)?

Your hip is the biggest ball-and-socket joint in your body. The ball of your thigh bone fits into the socket of your pelvis to form your hip joint. If your hips are normal, the ball rotates freely in the socket to let you move.

But if you have dysplasia, your hip socket doesn’t completely cover the ball of your thigh bone, causing your hip joint to easily dislocate.


Signs of hip dysplasia may include: 

  • One leg appearing shorter than the other and be turned out
  • The folds of the skin of the thigh and under the buttocks may be uneven
  • Clicking


If you are concerned please get an assessment by our physiotherapist to determine if further tests will be required.

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