Children may be born with hip dysplasia or develop it in their early years. It is often discovered during newborn screening. While hip dysplasia can improve as children grow, 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 that helps your child’s hips develop normally. Our goal is to prevent future problems such as chronic hip dislocations, limping, hip deformity, and pain that can result when unstable, loose hips go untreated.