Hip Problems in Infants | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the likely cause of my child’s hip problems?
  • Will my child need to see a specialist (called an pediatric orthopedist)?
  • Will my child need to wear a brace? For how long?
  • Will my child need a cast?
  • Will my child need surgery?
  • Is my child at risk for other hip problems later in life?


Screening for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip by LM French, M.D., and FR Dietz, M.D. (American Family Physician July 01, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/990700ap/177.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 07/99


Hip Problems in Infants


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