Hip Dysplasia Treatment in Spartanburg, Duncan, and Greenville, SC

What is Hip Dysplasia?

Hip arthritis is a common condition that inflames and damages hip bone, cartilage, and soft tissue. Mild arthritis in the hip can be aggravating and uncomfortable. Moderate to severe arthritis of this nregion can make it difficult to perform everyday movements and decrease the quality of life. Because this is a chronic condition, treatment is centered around slowing down or stopping disease progression. An appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) hip specialist should be made at the first sign of arthritis hip symptoms.

Hip Dysplasia Symptoms

Signs and symptoms change depending on age. You might see that one of a baby’s legs is longer than the other. When a child starts to walk, they may start to walk with a limp. When you change a baby’s diaper, one hip may be stiffer than the other.

Hip dysplasia in youth and young adults can lead to painful problems like osteoarthritis or a hip labral tear. This could cause hip pain when you move. In some situations, you might feel like your hip is not stable.

What Causes Hip Dysplasia?

At birth, the hip joint is made of soft cartilage that turns into bone over time. Because they shape each other, the ball and socket need to fit well together. If the ball doesn’t sit firmly in the socket, the socket won’t fully form around the ball and will be too narrow.

During the last month before birth, the room inside the womb can get so full that the ball of the hip joint moves out of place. This makes the socket of the hip joint shallower.

Hip Dysplasia Treatment

The best way to treat hip dysplasia relies on how old the person is and how bad the hip damage is. Most of the time, a soft brace, like a Pavlik harness, is used to treat babies. This keeps the ball part of the joint tightly in its socket for a few months. This helps the socket shape itself into the ball.

After 6 months, the brace doesn’t work as well for kids. Instead, the doctor may move the bones into the right place and then use a full-body cast to keep them there for a few months. Sometimes hip surgery is needed to help the joint fit together right.

Older patients whose arthritis is made worse by dysplasia and has seriously damaged their hips over time may be able to get hip replacement surgery.

Hip Dysplasia Care in South Carolina

If you or your child have hip dysplasia, you should make an appointment with a hip expert at Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA). Our orthopedic specialists are here to help you get back on your feet and back to enjoying the activities you love.

CONA has locations in Duncan, Greenville, and Spartanburg, South Carolina. Whatever condition you are struggling with, our specialists are here to help. Give us a call today.

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South Carolina Orthopedic Hip Dysplasia Treatment Locations


Spartanburg, South Carolina

1330 Boiling Springs Rd, Ste 1600
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Directions to Spartanburg

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact us: (864) 501-0541

Duncan, South Carolina

115 Deacon Tiller Ct.
Duncan, SC 29334
Directions to Duncan

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact us: (864) 362-3461

Greenville, South Carolina

220 Roper Mountain Road Ext
Greenville, SC 29615
Directions To Greenville

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact us: (864) 582-6396

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