Recurrent Dislocation of the Hip in a Child With Down Syndrome: A 20-Year Follow-Up


ABSTRACT: This is a report of recurrent dislocation of the hip in a child with Down syndrome.  The child was treated with a soft tissue repair that prevented further dislocations. However, 20  years later, the hip had subluxed and secondary degenerative arthritis had developed. This  case emphasizes the necessity of life-long follow-up and prompt treatment of hip disease in patients with Down syndrome.

SKU: JSOA-1999-8-1-SU10 Categories: ,

Donald R. Gore, MD