The ORA Orthopedics’ Pediatric Center of Excellence provides hip dysplasia treatment in friendly, comfortable settings in Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, and other communities throughout the Quad Cities. Our pediatric orthopedic specialists partner with families from diagnosis through recovery to help parents make confident, informed decisions regarding their child’s orthopedic health.
Also known as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), hip dysplasia occurs when the rounded head of the thighbone does not fit securely into the hip socket. It may be present at birth or develop in a baby’s first year. The severity of hip dysplasia can range substantially; some children only have loose ligaments around the hip joint, while others experience partial or complete hip dislocation.
Hip dysplasia may not always be obvious, especially in children who are not yet walking. Visit ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities if your child has greater range of motion in one hip than the other, if one leg seems shorter, or if there are excess folds of skin on the inside part of the thigh. Older children with hip dysplasia may walk with a limp or a distinct “waddle,” if both hips are affected.
Hip dysplasia treatment at ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities is tailored to meet your child’s unique needs. Your pediatric orthopedic specialist may use one of several hip dysplasia treatment methods to correct the position of the thighbone and keep it secure in the socket as your child grows. Many children respond well to non-surgical approaches such as Pavlik harnesses, spica casts and bracing. In more extensive cases where surgery is recommended to correct the shape of the hip socket or thighbone, our pediatric surgeons utilize the latest techniques to ensure the best possible results.
Contact ORA Orthopedics today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our approach to hip dysplasia treatment.