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Hip dysplasia

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Hip dysplasia | Australian Breastfeeding Association

What is hip dysplasia?

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Hip dysplasia in babies

Hip dysplasia is a problem with how a baby’s hip is developing. Find out more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment including using a Pavlik harness.

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Hip dysplasia or DDH: babies & children | Raising Children Network

Developmental dysplasia of the hip affects the hip joint in babies and young children. Health professionals check for DDH at birth and for the first year.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Hips - developmental dysplasia of the hip

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) is the name used to describe a range of ways a babys hip might not develop normally. In the past the name Congenital Dislocation of the Hip (CDH) was often used, but not all hip joints that are growing abnormally are dislocated. Dysplasia means growing abnormally.

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Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

Perthes disease is the name applied to a condition affecting the upper end, or head, of the thigh bone (femur), where it enters into the formation of the hip joint. In this condition, the growing part of the head of the bone goes through a series of changes, in which it softens, breaks up into fragments, and then gradually re-forms. It is not contagious.

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Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia (MED) | myVMC

Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED) is a rare genetic condition that affects the growing portion or head of the long bones

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Detecting eye problems in babies

A woman complained that her newborn baby had been discharged from hospital without a health examination. A congenital cataract had not been detected, and this led to a delay in diagnosis and treatment of the cataract. As a result, the baby developed a significant visual impairment.

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Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) tests in pregnancy -

An alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) test is a blood test that can show whether your fetus has signs of some birth defects, in particular, spina bifida (a type of neural tube defect).

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and pregnancy - Factsheets

CMV is a common viral infection, especially among young children. Congenital CMV occurs when the infection is passed across the placenta from a pregnant woman to her developing baby. Some babies with congenital CMV infection show signs of disability at birth, while others are born healthy.

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