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CDH predisposes the individual to secondary arthritic changes in the false joint between the femoral head and the ilium.

There may be changes in the spine:

  • a secondary scoliosis may result in premature osteoarthritic degeneration of the vertebral column
  • accentuation of the normal lumbar lordosis

Subluxation of the hip may follow inadequately treated CDH.

Last reviewed 01/2018