Hip Dysplasia Claims

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Hip dysplasia, also known as congenital hip dislocation, is when the ball on the top of the thigh joint does not fit properly in the socket. Although the condition can not be avoided, it is essential that hip dysplasia is identified during neonatal examination and treated early in a life.

If you or your child suffers with hip dysplasia that was not identified early and therefore not properly treated by hospital staff, you may be able to claim for medical negligence. Please contact us today by calling us on 0345 873 4266, or by filling in a request a call back form to advise on a suitable time to get in touch.

Signs of hip dysplasia

Hip dysplasia, or 'clicky hips' as is it sometimes referred as, is a condition where a baby is born with the ball held loosely in the socket hip joint due to a failure in development. Not identifying hip dysplasia straight away can lead to lifelong problems with mobility and repeat hip replacement surgery. Common signs of congenital hip dislocation are:

  • Hip clicking in examination
  • Legs that are not the same length
  • Feet that turn out often making the feet look like they are backwards
  • Older children may have a limp
  • Arthritis and hip dislocation in older children

Treatment of hip dysplasia

It is vital that once the condition has been identified, your child is given treatment to help reduce the effects they will feel in later life. The treatment of hip dysplasia includes:

  • Splints to control leg movement
  • Hip brace to reintroduce movement
  • X-rays to check development

At Darbys, our medical negligence solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with hip dysplasia claims and will do everything we can to achieve a positive outcome for your case.

How to make a hip dysplasia claim

Our expert lawyers are on hand to talk through your or your child's hip dysplasia case. We offer a free, no obligation consultation that can take place either in our Colchester, Oxford or Hale offices, over the phone or by email.

Speak to a solicitor by calling 0345 873 4266, or fill in our online contact form and a member of our medical negligence team will be in touch with you shortly.