Hip dysplasia is a congenital and development disorder of the hip. Dr Balakumar consults newborn, infants, children, adolescents and adults with hip dysplasia.
Dysplasia refers to the growth disturbance that has occurred resulting in the abnormality. This growth disturbance simply put results in an underdeveloped hip joint. No one really knows why it happens although we know that genetics and environment certainly plays a role. The normal hip joint consists of the acetabulum (the socket) and the femoral head (the ball).
When the hip is dislocated in an infant or child, and brace treatment has failed then surgery may be required to reduce the ball into the socket. The surgery that is performed is called a medial open reduction.
Medial Open Reduction SurgeryA medial open reduction is an operation that involves making an incision on the inside of the groin to remove all the blocks to reduction between the ball and socket.
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