Hip dysplasia typically develops before a baby is born, and it is often discovered during a newborn physical exam. If not detected, it may worsen in your child’s early years. While the condition can improve without any treatment as your child grows, more severe cases may require bracing or even surgery.

As experts who treat hip dysplasia in infants and children, Duke pediatric orthopaedic surgeons recommend a treatment plan to meet your child’s needs so their hips can develop normally. Our goal is to treat hip dysplasia as early as possible to prevent future problems such as hip dislocations and instability, deformities, and early arthritis, which can lead to limping, pain, and difficulty with daily activities.