Treatment varies depending on how severe the hip dysplasia is. The care team at Cincinnati Children’s tailors treatment to each patient. Treatment can include:
- Activity modification
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medications
Surgery is often recommended to increase stability of the hip, alleviate pain, and prevent or delay the need for total hip replacement. The most common surgery for adolescents to young adults with hip dysplasia is periacetabular osteotomy (PAO).
Surgery typically involves reshaping and/or repositioning the hipbones to create a normal hip socket. PAO is often performed along with other procedures that help restore the hip joint, such as hip arthroscopy.
At Cincinnati Children’s, we treat patients with adolescent hip dysplasia ranging in age from the early teens up through their 40s. We treat adults with the condition because hip dysplasia is a condition that starts in childhood. We have extensive experience managing the disease over a patient’s entire lifetime.