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Hip dysplasia is a disorder in which the hip socket is too shallow to adequately house the ball. The shallow socket creates hip instability, or excessive translational motion. Several factors can contribute to hip instability, including acetabular bony coverage, femoral torsion, femoroacetabular impingement, and soft tissue laxity. Left untreated, dysplasia can cause progressively worsening pain until the hip deteriorates to end-stage arthritis.
Activity modification and physical therapy may be used as a first-line treatment, but individuals who continue to experience symptoms of pain or instability should seek surgical treatment. Dr. Garabekyan of Southern California Hip Institute recently published a review article summarizing the various treatment options available to patients with hip dysplasia. If you are suffering from dysplasia, please contact our office for a consultation and we will review all the treatment options to find the best fit for you.
Dr. Tigran Garabekyan is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip preservation. To learn more about Southern California Hip Institute or to schedule a consultation, click here to contact us. Serving patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, West Hollywood, Century City, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and other neighboring cities in the greater Los Angeles area.