Diagnosis

During well-baby visits, doctors typically check for hip dysplasia by gently moving an infant's legs into a variety of positions that help indicate whether the hip joint fits together well.

Mild cases of hip dysplasia often don't begin to cause symptoms until later in life, from teenage years to adult, and can be difficult to diagnose. If your doctor suspects hip dysplasia, he or she might also suggest imaging tests.

March 18, 2015
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