Congenital Hip Dysplasia

Orthopaedic InBrief

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:

  • Physiology

  • Pathological afflictions

  • Causes and Risk Factors

  • Signs and Symptoms

  • Ortolani Maneuver

  • Diagnostic Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis

  • Staging and Further Stratifications

  • Pearl to Know

  • Treatment and Recommended Follow-Up

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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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