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Bit of advive needed from new parents.. Clicky hip?

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ExhaustedAndHormonal Sat 10-Mar-18 15:18:18

So my newborn had the baby 'mot,', "and being referred for a scan for right clicky hip

How accurate is the initial test..? If found on scan what's the next step.. Is it likely to heal itself or need help x

anotherchangetomyname Sat 10-Mar-18 20:38:10

Test isn't particularly accurate, but the ultrasound is quick and painless so often referred for.

They'll scan both hips, even if referred for just one.

If found to have congenital hip dysplasia, the treatment will depend on severity. Most likely baby will be given a harness to wear, it's basically a waist belt and foot loops which put baby in a 'frog leg' position which helps seats the hip in the socket. Baby has to wear the harness for 23hrs a day, basically only removing it for bathing.

If the harness doesn't work (and it does for the vast majority of cases) then baby will need an operation and a cast put on.

One thing you can do to help baby before the scan is use a stretchy fabric sling (absolutely do not use a structured carrier such a babybjorn) and place baby in it the the frog leg position.

LoveProsecco Sat 10-Mar-18 20:44:51

Great explanation as above. My DS was referred for this but the threshold for referral is incredibly low. He was absolutely fine.

Hoping the same for your DC

Ariela Sat 10-Mar-18 22:15:47

You could try using cloth nappies, they're recommended for hip dysplasia as, being a bit bulkier, they help support the hip in a more frog-like position, and hope this will help stabilise his hip without needing intervention. Some people use double nappies to help
www.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk/easysiteweb/getresource.axd?assetid=281944&type=0&servicetype=1

Pennyweather Mon 12-Mar-18 13:18:48

DD was referred for this and from an initial scan measurement suggesting she'd need treatment, it fixed itself by the second scan. I did carry her in a stretchy sling a lot - no way to know if that actually made any difference. It may well fix itself, and the treatment isn't particularly dramatic. Both me and my mum had it, and have neither memory of it or any lasting effects!

FlurkenSchnit Tue 13-Mar-18 13:34:18

My DD was referred for this but the ultrasound revealed all was fine.

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