Congenital hip dislocation

This can be present from birth and results in the ball of the hip joint not being in the correct position in the socket. This can lead to leg length discrepancy and eventually result in postural changes. The condition is 4 times more common in girls than boys and is often called hip dysplasia. If diagnosed early, it can be treated by bracing or replacing the hip under anesthesia. More severe cases may need surgery followed by physiotherapy to help restore normal muscle and joint functioning.