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Hip dysplasia in babies is when the hips have moved in the socket because of loose ligaments. There is a range of severity with hip dysplasia, and each requires a different level of treatment. Hip dysplasia is more common in babies who are in breech position during the later stages of pregnancy. Early diagnosis can lead to non-operative treatment with a Pavlik Harness. This is a type of soft splint specially designed to gently position a baby’s hips so that they are aligned in the joint securely.

Hip dysplasia is normally diagnosed during the new-born period. If there are clinical concerns or there is a pre-existing risk factor, an ultrasound scan may be undertaken. Risk factors include a family history of hip dysplasia, breech birth or prematurity.

If hip dysplasia is not diagnosed at an early-stage, surgery may be required.

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Bone fractures

There are a few different types of bone fractures that are more common fractures from a birth injury.

Maternal birth injury

Some women suffer from an injury during the birth process which can cause of trauma, lead to a longer recovery and can affect a women’s day to day quality of life.

Maternal mental health

Many women will seek help for their child who might have suffered an injury but often minimise the importance of their mental health.

Legal advice.

The birth of a child should be a time of happiness, excitement and celebration. Sadly, when negligent mistakes are made by medical professionals the result is pain, heartache and frustration for parents and the wider family.

If you believe that you have a birth injury negligence claim in relation to any wrong or mistreatment you received during birth, then please contact a member of our medical negligence specialist team today. We are dedicated to your best interests and can advise you on how to proceed. If after talking to us you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our initial advice session.

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