Congenital Hip Dysplasia
by Allan Strongwater, M.D.
Congenital Hip Dysplasia, aka CHD, CDH, DDH
Congenital Dislocation of the hip,
Developmental Dysplasia of the hip
Developmental Dislocation of the hip
As we review some of the specific common congenital and acquired afflictions of the immature hip it is important to keep the structural differences between the skeletally immature and skeletally mature hip in focus, as it will help clarify the etiology of the pathology discussed.
This InBrief will limit discussion to Congenital Hip Dysplasia. A broader discussion, “A Summary of some Common Congenital and Acquired Afflictions of the Immature Hip” will be presented in FibonacciMD in the next one to two months.
Read the full In Brief for more about:
Causes and Risk Factors
Signs and Symptoms
Diagnostic Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis
Staging and Further Stratifications
Pearl to Know
Treatment and Recommended Follow-Up
Read the full Congenital Hip Dysplasia InBrief on www.FibonacciMD.app
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Allan Strongwater, M.D.
Allan Strongwater was originally educated as an Electrical Engineer. He is now a semi-retired pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who did his surgical training at Yale and his pediatric surgery at Newington Children’s Hospital (University of Connecticut). He has held numerous positions including Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Services, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director, Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Chairman of Bioengineering. Most recently he has returned to the engineering world as Senior Vice President of Medical Informatics and now he has joined IMIT as Chief Technology Officer.
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