Bone Disorders Of Developmental Dysplasia Of The Hip (DDH)?
my baby is 4 months old and I just realized the number of folds in his legs is different, in the middle of the left thigh there are additional folds, is it certain that he has a bone disorder? Dysplasia Developmental of the Hip (DDH) ??
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The asymmetry of the skin folds on the thighs of the baby is indeed to be suspected as one of the signs that your baby is experiencing hip developmental dysplasia (DDH, Dysplasia Developmental of the Hip). This condition occurs when the bulge of the groin (ball of femur) does not stick firmly to the sac of the pelvic bone (socket of pelvis), making it easy to shift. The causes are multifactorial, such as genetic factors, certain positions while still in the womb (often breech with legs bent over the shoulder), oligohydramnios (too little amniotic), and injuries during labor. Not only are the asymmetrical folds on the thigh skin, DDH also often causes asymmetrical baby's leg length, asymmetrical mobility and leg flexibility, and the baby will have problems walking later on. However, the diagnosis of DDH is not enough just to observe the physical characteristics above. You need to have your baby checked directly by a doctor or a pediatrician to have a thorough physical examination confirmed with several supporting tests, for example x-rays, so that the best treatment can be known.
Aside from DDH, it is also possible that the asymmetrical folds of skin on your baby's thighs occur purely due to the slightly different depositions of fat and muscle between the sides of the right and left thighs. This does not always indicate a disease, and also does not always need special treatment. It could also be that the skin folds on the baby's thighs are not symmetrical due to other conditions, such as swelling in one of the thighs, such as allergies, insect bites, infections, benign or malignant tumors, and many other causes.
Before worrying too much, you better check your baby first to the doctor at the nearest health facility.
I hope this helps.