Infant Hip Dislocation Treatment
Treatment for congenital hip dislocation depends on the age of the child. In newborns, treatment includes a Pavlik harness, which holds the hip in proper alignment. This allows ligaments and tendons to tighten around the hip joint. After one month of age, a child may require traction, or surgery, to place the bones into normal position. After the bones are in normal position, a body cast is applied, in order to maintain the position. Time in the cast allows tendons and ligaments to tighten.
Treatment for congenital hip dislocation may include:
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