Treating Hip Dysplasia in Kids

Jessica Hixon, Physician Assistant with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says 80% to 90% of babies treated for hip dysplasia shortly after birth will not have recurrence. She also explains those babies can be treated with a harness that keeps the baby's hip in position and the legs in a frog position to keep that joint articulating with each other. The time wearing the harness will depend on what the ultrasound shows, how deep or shallow the socket is and whether the hip is in the socket or not.

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