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Should I be concerned about my newborn baby's hip?
Some problems with your baby's hips can be related to the soft tissues, muscles or bones. A clinical exam is the first step to assessment. An ultrasound is the next best test for the baby up to age of 4 or 5 months old. After that an x-ray is the best test to see how well the hip joint itself is developing. Sometimes the hips will get better with growth. Sometimes the hips don't develop normally overtime. Therefore follow-up is essential.