2017, Number 4
Medisur 2017; 15 (4)
Requeiro JJ, Machado CAM, Kautets PLL, Alonso LL, Morejón FJM, Requeiro MGM
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ABSTRACTDysplastic hip development is an orthopedic condition of childhood, which may have different degrees of severity. In more severe cases, such as dysplasia, subluxation and dislocation, the use of orthopedic orthoses is required. The fact that the ossification nucleus of the femoral head does not appear ossified on the radiograph at six months of age is one of the criteria to be considered for the diagnosis of dysplasia. To begin the orthotic treatment, the qualitative characteristics of acetabulum must be analyzed, and it will be taken into account that the treatments are not exempt of complications. In this work, the authors’ point of view on therapeutic decision making is illustrated by radiographic images in a patient with a delayed ossification of the femoral head nucleus.