Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a childhood condition caused by abnormal development of one or both hip joints. In DDH, the top of the thighbone (femur) does not fit securely into the hip socket (acetabulum). This allows the thighbone to either partially or completely slip out of the socket (dislocate).
Current as of: May 27, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Medical Review:John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine