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How is developmental displacement of the hip treated?

Child is placed in a cast which holds the lower limb abducted which levers the femoral head back into position in the acetabulum

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Why should children be examined for abnormalities of the hips?

In order to develop correctly both the acetabulum and the femoral head need to articulate with each other, if not caught early and corrected then the children are likely to have problems walking in the future