What is dysplasia?

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A term used to describe the presence of abnormal cells within a tissue or organ. Dysplasia is not cancer, but it may sometimes become cancer. Dysplasia can-be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on how abnormal the cells look under a microscope and how much of the tissue or organ is affected.

How do you fix hip dysplasia? Hip dysplasia is often corrected by surgery. If hip dysplasia goes untreated, arthritis is likely to develop. Symptomatic hip dysplasia is likely to continue to cause symptoms until the deformity is surgically corrected. Many patients benefit from aprocedure called periacetabular osteotomy or PAO.

What is the most common treatment for hip dysplasia? Treatment options forhip dysplasia include: Brace: For babies under 6 months old, doctors may use a brace or harness to hold the joint in place while the child grows. Physical therapy: Exercises can strengthen the joint and improve flexibility (ability to move the joint).

What does dysplasia of the hip mean? Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a condition where the "ball and socket" joint of the hip does not properly form in babies and young children. It's sometimes called congenital dislocation of the hip, or hip dysplasia. The hip joint attaches the thigh bone (femur)to the pelvis.