Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a childhood condition caused by abnormal development of one or both hip joints. In DDH, the top of the thigh bone (femur) does not fit securely into the hip socket (acetabulum). This allows the thigh bone to either partially or completely slip out of the socket (dislocate).
Current as ofDecember 12, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Medical Review:John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics