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Surgical treatment of hip dislocations in children

Hip dislocation in children (formerly defined as congenital hip dislocation, currently defined as developmental hip dysplasia) is a hip problem, which occurs as a result of improper development of the hip joint in infants and young   children leading to the loss of contact of the upper end of the thigh (femur) bone with the hip joint socket due to joint laxity and anatomical bone disorders that develop over time. It is very important to diagnose and treat this condition at an early age, which can lead to permanent and serious structural hip deformities and even disability if left untreated.

This problem, which can develop in normal babies who do not have any musculoskeletal disease, may appear more severely in the presence of musculoskeletal diseases. When the diagnosis can be made in the first months after birth, non-surgical methods are effective in treatment. However, as the age increases, first soft tissue surgeries and then the combination of these interventions with bone surgeries become mandatory in order to ensure joint relationship. In our 8-year-old male patient with cerebral palsy problem, here you can see the results of the surgical intervention we performed on the hip joint socket and thigh (femur) bone in the same session in order to solve the dislocation problem in both hips. The aim of these surgeries is to obtain a fully compatible and unrestricted hip joint, thus achieving a future that will allow the patient to walk without a hitch.