Pediatric hip dysplasia is the muscular or structural dislocation of the hip in the infant from the socket.
Signs and symptoms to watch out for are:
- increases in the gluteal fold between thigh and buttocks;
- stumbling or waddling gait; and
- reduced flexibility during diapering.
An orthotic with a deep heel cup and lateral forefoot extension can help externally rotate the leg thereby placing the hip into a more stable position and thereby providing a more stable gait.
If you notice any of these symptoms in your child we would be more than happy to take a look for you and provide a consultation and assessment. Call Burlington Orthotic Centre today at 905-331-4391 for details.