Treatment methods

Therapy according to individual requirements

There are different treatment options available based on the severity of the hip dysplasia. The type of treatment will essentially depend on how much the misalignment has progressed. In the beginning stages, treatment during growth using an abduction brace is generally sufficient. This abducts and greatly bends the hip joint so that the femoral head sets deep into the hip socket.

Conservative treatment methods

Hip dysplasia: treatment without surgery

If the hip joint is not located in the centre, or in the case of complete hip luxation, the hip will need to be put back in place under anaesthetic. Our specialists will be able to accurately check if the hip was put back in place correctly through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) under the anaesthetic, without applying radiation. After this procedure, the hip will need to be immobilised for several weeks in a plaster cast before further splint treatment. In most cases, this helps us achieve a good shaping of the hip joint.

Surgical treatment methods

Hip dysplasia: surgery

If there is no satisfactory “roofing” of the femoral head despite all efforts, the hip will need to be put back in place through surgery. In some cases, the femoral head is set into the hip socket using wire. After surgery, a plaster cast and splint will be required.