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in this area:
Prof. <br /> Dr. med. habil.<br /> Georg Matziolis
Prof.
Dr. med. habil.
Georg Matziolis

Senior Consultant of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery

Acting holder of the Chair for Orthopaedics of the FSU Jena at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg

Telephone:
036691 8-1002


Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Steffen Brodt
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Steffen Brodt

Head of department hip

Specialist for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery, Special Orthopaedic Surgery

Hip dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is an innate dysgenesis of the hip joint, which is already diagnosed and treated in new-born babies and infants.

The acetabular socket in the pelvic bone is steeper and flatter than normal – it cannot therefore completely cover the femur head, the femur head only absorbs the load over a small area and is overloaded there. This may go unnoticed for a long time in youth patients and only lead to restrictions of movement (limping, gait disorders), leg shortening and pains of the hip joint.

With early diagnosis in childhood, paediatric orthopaedic surgeons can successfully treat the hip dysplasia with conservative means or joint-preserving operations (osteotomy of the pelvis) – for early diagnosis of dysplasia, sonography of the hip joint is therefore part of the U3 screening examination in Germany.

This is important: if not treated, a hip dysplasia can lead to a coxarthrosis in adulthood (dysplasia coxarthrosis). Then, depending on age and findings, we recommend either a joint-preserving operation (pelvic osteotomy) or a joint replacement (hip endoprosthetic implantation).

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If the hip dysplasia is not detected in time and a dysplasia arthrosis results, often only the implantation of a hip endoprosthetic provides help.

If the hip dysplasia is not detected in time and a dysplasia arthrosis results, often only the implantation of a hip endoprosthetic provides help.