Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a hip condition in which the ball and socket joint doesn't form properly in babies and young children. Orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Thomas Crompton explains what causes it and how it can be treated.
Limb lengthening surgery can be carried out on children whose legs are different length or if their legs are unusually short. In this article, we spoke with Mr Thomas Crompton, a leading trauma and orthopaedic surgeon about limb lengthening, whether it's painful, how long the lengthening process takes and how results are achieved.
Flat feet in very young children is natural, however, the majority grow out of it by the time they reach the age of five. If they don't, it may be the case that they need some form of treatment. Mr Thomas Crompton, a leading consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, looks at why some children never develop arches, the problems it can cause and what can be done about it.