Donald R. Gore, MD
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.