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May 2020


Opting for non-surgical treatment and staying with hip abductor brace for 7 month old that has mild left DDH, slight shallow socket coverage. Can DDH hip ossify more slowly than a normal hip? Is it possible that it may take some months or even a year for the DDH hip to catch up to normal hip? 

- New York (Parent)


Yes--a dysplasic hip may ossify more slowly than a normal hip. Asymmetric femoral head ossification is commonly seen in DDH. More information can be found here:

- New York (Parent)