Baby Hip Dysplasia (DDH) Physiotherapy Treatment and Rehabilitation: rehabiliation for baby hip deformities or dislocations. Baby hip dysplasia (DDH) at home and in our practices in Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4 with our Baby Hip Dysplasia (DDH) Specialist Physiotherapist.
Baby Hip Dysplasia Physiotherapy Treatment in London with our Paediatric Physiotherapist Specialized in Treating Babies
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) in babies refers to any deformities or dislocations of the hip which might be present at birth or develop in the first weeks after birth. The condition can result in reduced mobility of one hip, a clicking sound when the leg is moving and legs of different lengths. Baby hip dysplasia responds well to physiotherapy treatment and should be begun early.
Baby hip dysplasia should be treated as soon as possible to maximise chances of correction, and the condition responds extremely well to physiotherapy which will allow your child to recover safely and without pain. At BabyPhysio London, our paediatric physiotherapists have many years experience working with babies that suffer from hip dysplasia. As our physiotherapists have chosen to specialise in this area, they will use the safest and most effective techniques, with a very gentle and professional manner in order to make sure that your baby receives the very best care possible.
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Baby Hip Dysplasia Treatment and Rehabilitation at Home in London or in our Practices in Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4 with our Paediatric Physiotherapists Specialised in Baby Hip Deformities and Dislocations
At BabyPhysio London we know that when you have young children it can be difficult to make it to appointments, and that’s why we offer appointments at your home for the treatment of baby hip dysplasia. Our paediatric physiotherapists can offer appointments at home during the days, evenings and at the weekend for your convenience. Your child will always feel most comfortable and relaxed in an environment they know well, which will help them to progress through their treatment plan quickly and calmly.
We also offer treatment at any of our practices: the Light Centre Belgravia SW1 in Westminster, near Victoria station, and at our practice in Clapham SW4 between Clapham South and Clapham Common Stations.
More information about baby hip dysplasia and treatment in London
How Our Paediatric Physiotherapists Treat Baby Hip Dysplasia in London:
Hip dysplasia is usually detected at birth or soon after, however BabyPhysio London also offers hip dysplasia assessment alongside treatment if you are unsure about your baby’s symptoms.
For newborn babies, hip dysplasia can be corrected by using a harness or brace, named the ‘Pavlik Harness’. This harness keeps the femoral bone in the correct position until the hip socket and ligament have been formed properly, usually for 6 to 12 weeks. For older babies a ‘Spica Cast’ can be used, and surgery is also available in extreme cases.
Alongside and after treatment with one of the above methods, paediatric physiotherapy will help to increase flexibility and strength of the joint and decrease pain for your baby. Rehabilitation after harness treatment or surgery often responds well to physiotherapy, in order to increase strength in the hip joint. For older babies, rehabilitation will also help them to increase their range of motion and teach them how to stand and walk properly.
Our specialised paediatric physiotherapist will also prescribe tailored exercises for your baby to carry out at home, allowing your child to recover from surgery or harness treatment safely and quickly.
What is Baby Hip Dysplasia or Hip Deformities and Dislocations in Babies?
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) is deformities or dislocation of the hip present in babies either at birth or in the first few weeks after birth. The deformities and dislocations usually occur when the hip socket is too shallow and the femoral bone isn’t held in place tightly enough. As a result the hip joint becomes loose, causing instability in the hip. The condition is uncommon, usually affecting only around 1 in 1000 babies, but general instabilities can be more common, affecting around 1 in 3 newborns, with girls more affected than boys. It is important to treat Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) early in order to avoid problems later in life
How to Detect Baby Hip Dysplasia
Your doctor should asses your baby within the first 72 hours after birth for hip dysplasia, and again within the first 3-6 months, however if you are worried about any of the symptoms listed below, then contact your paediatrician as soon as possible
- Reduced mobility of one hip
- An audible “click” when the leg is moving in the hip
- Legs with different lengths
- Uneven skin folds on thigh near the groin or buttocks