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Medical Term:

developmental hip dysplasia


a developmental abnormality in which a neonate's hips easily become dislocated; etiology is complex, with birthing presentation and mechanical, familial, and hormonal factors all contributing; female predominance is 6:1.

Synonym(s): congenital hip dysplasia

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