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Pediatric Hip Conditions - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

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Summary about Pediatric Hip Conditions

Hip diseases affect children in large numbers and in a wide variety of ways. In children, a hip problem can cause discomfort in the hip, thigh, groin, or knee. They might limp or be unable or unwilling to walk, stand, or move the affected leg. A baby in pain may fuss, cry, or show other signs of discomfort. Hip difficulties can occur due to injury, infection, inflammation, or tumor growth, or they can be congenital. The kid with the condition and the caregiver can find it challenging to deal with a hip problem.

Pediatric Hip Conditions Facts and Figures

According to the Cleveland Clinic, Hip conditions like Hip dysplasia are quite common, especially in the firstborn child. Some facts and statistics about pediatric hip conditions have been listed below:

Chances of Pediatric Hip Conditions 1 of every 1,000 babies
Common inChildren
At-Risk GenderBoys and girls both
Average Age for DiagnosisBefore 14 years
Problems related to Pediatric Hip ConditionsRestricted motion, leg movement issues, limping
Specialists Who Treat Pediatric Hip ConditionsPediatric Orthopedic Surgeon


Symptoms of Pediatric Hip Conditions

Symptoms of Pediatric hip conditions include:

  • Pain in the groin, hip, knee, or thigh with activity.
  • Reduced movement or a range of motion of the hip.
  • Limping while walking.
  • The child refuses to walk or stand on the affected leg.

Causes of Pediatric Hip Conditions

Pediatric hip conditions may be congenital or may develop from:

  • an overuse injury
  • inflammation
  • infection
  • tumor growth

Treatment for Hip Disorders in Children

Treatment for a hip condition depends on the type, location, severity of the problem, child's general health, age, and activity level. Treatment may include:

  • first aid measures
  • application of a cast, brace, harness, or traction
  • physical therapy
  • medicines
  •  surgery

To get the best treatment for your children, book an appointment with the Best Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons in Pakistan. Call at the Marham Helpline: 0311-1222398