Hip Dysplasia (Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip)
In resistant cases or in older children, hip
dysplasia may need to be treated with a combination of braces, casts, traction,
or surgery. Your child will be admitted to the hospital if surgery is necessary.
After surgery, your child will be placed in a hip spica cast for about 3 months.
A hip spica cast is a hard cast that immobilizes the hips and keeps them in the
correct position. When the cast is removed, your child will need to wear a
removable hip brace for several more months.