Medical history for developmental dysplasia of the hip

To help find out if your baby has developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), the doctor may ask you whether or not:

  • Other family members have had DDH.
  • Your baby was born with his or her buttocks first (breech).
  • You swaddle your baby or use a cradle board.
  • You have noticed that one of your baby's legs is shorter than the other.

Last Updated: May 11, 2009

Author: Debby Golonka, MPH

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas S. Renshaw, MD - Orthopedics

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