Bilateral developmental dysplasia of the hip

Case contributed by Muhammad Ejaz Anjum


Bilateral hip dislocations, not yet walking, no foot and ankle abnormalities, no syndromic features

Patient Data

Age: 15 months
Gender: Female

Both femoral heads are relatively small in size and dislocated from their respective acetabular
cavities. Shallow acetabular cavities bilaterally.

Bilateral DDH and acetabular dysplasia.

Case Discussion

Developmental dysplasia of the hip or DDH occurs when a baby’s hip is loose or dislocated. It's more common in female babies than males. In this condition, the hip joint develops abnormally. The hip joint made up of femur and pelvic bones, the proximal part of the femur is shaped into a ball that fits into the socket of the hip bone which is called the acetabulum fossa.  

Appreciation is extended to Dr.Ajay Prashanth DsouzaDr.Muhammad AnwarJukha Shater Ali Ali AL Badawi, and fellow Radiographers / Radiology Nurses, Department of Radiology, Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE, for contributing to this case.

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