‘In babies, hip dislocation can be prevented with scans 6 weeks after birth’

OMU Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology Lecturer Assoc. Dr. Hüseyin Sina Coşkun stated that hip dislocation is a major disease caused by the failure of the socket and ball-and-socket joints of the hips to form properly in infants or young children. associate Dr. Coskun said: “Hip dislocation is a preventable disease. After the baby is 6 weeks old, it should be scanned with an ultrasound. Genetic factors are effective. The risk factor is particularly high in girls and if it is the first child. One of the two legs of the child with hip dislocation becomes short and there is a delay in walking. It needs to be treated,” he said.


associate Dr Hüseyin Sina Coşkun said, “Congenital hip dislocation or developmental dysplasia of the hip used to be a common disease in Turkey. However, this rate decreased significantly with ultrasound examination and the chance of treatment became available after early diagnosis. Congenital hip dislocation hip , especially in girls a condition. If it is the first child, a girl and a breech presentation, the risk of hip dislocation is increased during development. If there is a family history of hip dislocation, it is one of the genetic factors and the risk of congenital hip dislocation is slightly increased. It may appear as shortness, especially on one side. Inequality and asymmetry of the lines on the leg may be seen. When the child begins to walk, limping is a finding to be considered. Limited movement of the hip on one side during the newborn and walking periods, especially in the lateral opening, which we call abduction, can be severely limited,” he said.


associate Dr. Coşkun said: “In the treatment phase, in the sixth week after birth, ultrasound of the hip is routinely performed and if an abnormality is detected here, treatment begins. First of all, bandaging treatments and orthopedic treatments are used. These can be used up to 6 months. Lameness is a condition that requires attention, especially as these children begin to walk during subsequent treatments. Lameness may persist in adults, and hip replacement surgery may be required later in life, especially in adults. usual, scans have to be done and we have to take them into account,” he said.

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