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Hip dysplasia means that the hip joint is the wrong shape or that the hip socket is not in the correct position to completely cover and support the femoral head. This causes abnormal wear on the cartilage and labrum. It is widely believed that hip dysplasia is developmental. Genetics plays a role.
Hip dysplasia is a misalignment of the hip joint. It can be congenital or acquired over time. It is most commonly found in humans and dogs. (This answer provided for NATA by the University of Tampa Athletic Training Education Program)
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Most people think hip dysplasia is a condition only found in babies or dogs. One baby out of 1,000 births is born with hip dysplasia, but only about 12 percent still have unstable hips after 2 months.
The condition is common in dogs, especially in large breeds.
However, the condition also occurs in adults, especially women.
Hip dysplasia affects the hip socket, or acetabulum, and the thighbone, also known as the femur.
When someone has hip dysplasia, either the hip socket is too shallow or the femur is in the wrong location.
Historically, doctors have called the condition congenital dysplasia of the hip (CDH), during the past decade or so, though, the accepted medical term has changed to developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). The term changed because the condition can either exist at birth or develop within the first few weeks, months or years of a child's life.
An estimated 80 percent of DDH cases are females.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.