Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a congenital deformity occurring in ¬™3% of infants. If hip dysplasia is diagnosed early
simple corrections using a soft cast are sufficient but if missed it can
lead to premature osteoarthritis and might require surgical intervention.
More than one-third of hip replacement procedures in the less than
sixty age-group can be attributed to undiagnosed hip dysplasia. Early
and accurate diagnosis of hip dysplasia reduces medical costs resulting
from multiple surgeries and repeated hospital visits.
DDH is currently diagnosed by 2D ultrasound scanning a