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    Default Hip dysplasia

    Hi all, my baby is 3 months old and now been diagnosed with mild stage 2 developmental hip dysplasia.

    I am waiting to see specialist , has anyone been through this and how quick does it resolve ? Would she need surgery ?

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    My now 16 year old was diagnosed at 6 weeks of age. She didn't need surgery. (I think surgery would be a last resort). She had to wear a pavlic harness for about 3 months I think it was. There a few different harnesses out there that would all do similar things - place baby's legs in a froggy position.

    She had to wear the harness 24 hours a day. No baths allowed and we had to keep the harness clean and dry so she needed to wear a bib at all times to deal with any vomit (and she was a spewy baby so there was a lot).

    We saw a physio every second week I think it was for a checkup. The physio took her out of the harness every time we saw her and I can remember taking bath stuff and giving her quick bath while we were there. DD outgrew her first harness pretty quickly, so she was then given the next size up.

    During treatment she had follow up ultrasounds and xrays. We saw an orthopaedic surgeon a few times during treatment. He was the one who gave the okay for her to stop using the harness. She had follow up xrays until she was 5? 6? years old. Her hips aren't 100% normal, but we were told they are as good as you can expect.

    Um, I think that's about it. Oh, wait, I was really worried about her gross motor development, but she was fine. She tried to roll in the harness and got really frustrated. Harness came off somewhere between 4 and 5 months and she was rolling within a week. She crawled around 8/9 months and started walking around the time she turned one. She hit her milestones on time, so no issues there.

    I did find it challenging to keep the harness clean and finding clothes that would fit her. I was told to dress her in clothes that would cover the harness to keep it clean. I just dressed her on bonds wondersuits but had to go up a size. You may find it difficult to dress your baby over summer in seasonally appropriate clothes and keep the harness clean.

    Good luck.

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    This website has a lot of good information:

    https://hipdysplasia.org/development...-and-symptoms/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    My now 16 year old was diagnosed at 6 weeks of age. She didn't need surgery. (I think surgery would be a last resort). She had to wear a pavlic harness for about 3 months I think it was. There a few different harnesses out there that would all do similar things - place baby's legs in a froggy position.

    She had to wear the harness 24 hours a day. No baths allowed and we had to keep the harness clean and dry so she needed to wear a bib at all times to deal with any vomit (and she was a spewy baby so there was a lot).

    We saw a physio every second week I think it was for a checkup. The physio took her out of the harness every time we saw her and I can remember taking bath stuff and giving her quick bath while we were there. DD outgrew her first harness pretty quickly, so she was then given the next size up.

    During treatment she had follow up ultrasounds and xrays. We saw an orthopaedic surgeon a few times during treatment. He was the one who gave the okay for her to stop using the harness. She had follow up xrays until she was 5? 6? years old. Her hips aren't 100% normal, but we were told they are as good as you can expect.

    Um, I think that's about it. Oh, wait, I was really worried about her gross motor development, but she was fine. She tried to roll in the harness and got really frustrated. Harness came off somewhere between 4 and 5 months and she was rolling within a week. She crawled around 8/9 months and started walking around the time she turned one. She hit her milestones on time, so no issues there.

    I did find it challenging to keep the harness clean and finding clothes that would fit her. I was told to dress her in clothes that would cover the harness to keep it clean. I just dressed her on bonds wondersuits but had to go up a size. You may find it difficult to dress your baby over summer in seasonally appropriate clothes and keep the harness clean.

    Good luck.
    Thank you so much for the information and happy to hear your daughter is well.

    Did you know what stage she was ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wantingpositive View Post
    Thank you so much for the information and happy to hear your daughter is well.

    Did you know what stage she was ?
    One hip had 0% coverage and was called CDH - congenital hip displasia and was as bad as it can get. The other had 20% coverage (I think, was a long time ago) and was called DDH.

    I can't remember what stage it was, if we were told at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    One hip had 0% coverage and was called CDH - congenital hip displasia and was as bad as it can get. The other had 20% coverage (I think, was a long time ago) and was called DDH.

    I can't remember what stage it was, if we were told at all.
    Thank you for all the information


 

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