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Screening does not detect all cases of hip dysplasia. Some patients who are not diagnosed with hip dysplasia in infancy may not experience symptoms until adolescence or later. In other cases, hip dysplasia develops during adolescence because the acetabulum does not grow completely.
Hip dysplasia tends to be more common in females. Females tend to have looser ligaments, which may worsen the pain that occurs with hip dysplasia.
Teens or young adults with hip dysplasia usually experience groin pain with walking, running or sports. This may limit their participation in these activities.
Although doctors aren't sure what causes hip dysplasia, the condition seems to be related to breech birth and a family history of dysplasia.
Infants in the U.S. are routinely screened for hip dysplasia. When hip dysplasia is diagnosed in infancy, the Boston Children’s orthopedic team monitors the child over time and may recommend bracing or casting.
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