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Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Developmental dysplasia of the hip, or DDH, is a term describing instability of the newborn hips. It happens in one out of 1,000 births, and is due to many factors, including:

  • First born (from a tight uterus)
  • Female sex (more relaxing hormones)
  • Family history
  • Breech presentation
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Treatment for Dysplasia of the Hip

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Last Updated: 07/2013