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Congenital Hip Dislocation (Baby)

Congenital Hip Dislocation (Baby): What is it, Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors and More | Singapore General Hospital

Congenital Hip Dislocation (Baby) - Causes and Risk Factors

Causes of Congenital Hip Dislocation (Baby)

A child with CHD usually does not have any symptom at birth. CHD can be detected through newborn screening by a doctor. The doctor will perform certain hip manoeuvres to check if the femoral head moves in and out of the acetabulum. If CHD is suspected from clinical screening, your baby will need to undergo an ultrasound scan of the hips to confirm diagnosis. You may be given an appointment with your doctor and/or bone specialist (called an orthopaedic surgeon) for further treatment.

Risk factors of Congenital Hip Dislocation (Baby)

Several risk factors may predispose your baby to developing CHD. These include a breech position in the womb, especially if your baby had maintained the breech position with straight legs (called the extended breech position) due to limited mobility in the womb. Family history of CHD also increases your child’s risk of CHD.

Congenital Hip Dislocation (Baby) - Diagnosis

Congenital Hip Dislocation (Baby) - Preparing for surgery

Congenital Hip Dislocation (Baby) - Post-surgery care

Congenital Hip Dislocation (Baby) - Other Information

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