90% of hip dysplasia cases are diagnosed in teens and adults
What causes hip dysplasia in teens?
There is typically two causes of hip dysplasia presenting in the teenage years. Unresolved hip dysplasia following treatment in early childhood is one cause, however this is not the most common cause. Shallow hip sockets are the most common cause of both teenage and adult hip dysplasia.
How common is adult hip dysplasia?
Why didn’t doctors diagnose me when I was a baby?
It is becoming more and more clear that dysplasia can develop after infancy. The International Hip Dysplasia Institute is attempting to answer some of these questions.
What happens if Adult Hip Dysplasia goes untreated?
Hip dysplasia in adults that is not treated will worsen and eventually require total joint replacement.
Sourced from the International Hip Dysplasia Institute
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