The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 83, Issue 11, pp 1275–1279 | Cite as

Managing Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

  • James Tomlinson
  • Dominic O’Dowd
  • James Alfred FernandesEmail author
Review Article


Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) involves a spectrum of hip disorders that affect hip anatomy and development and can range from mild anatomical deformity with a reduced but subluxatable hip to a frankly dislocated hip. It was previously known as congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH) but this name is no longer used due to the fact that the hip may be anatomically abnormal whilst not being dislocated. The key aim of clinical management of DDH is early diagnosis and referral as this can often mean less invasive treatment is possible, and outcomes are significantly improved if treatment is initiated at an early stage and certainly before 6 wk of age.


DDH Dysplasia Risk factors Screening Splinting Surgery 



JT: Wrote the article; DO’D: Helped in writing and references; JAF: Edited, collected images, references and will act as guarantor for the paper.

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Tomlinson
    • 1
  • Dominic O’Dowd
    • 1
  • James Alfred Fernandes
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation TrustSheffieldUK

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