Treatment for hip dysplasia involves managing pain and protecting the hip joint from further damage. The doctor will tailor the treatment to meet the patient’s specific needs. Treatment options for hip dysplasia include: Brace: For babies under 6 months old, doctors may use a brace or harness to hold the joint in place while the child grows. Physical therapy: Exercises can strengthen the joint and improve flexibility (ability to move the joint). Surgery: In many cases, doctors repair the hip joint with operations such as: arthroscopy (a minimally invasive procedure to repair a torn labrum, the layer of cartilage around the hip socket); periacetabular osteotomy (repositions the femur into the hip socket); or, total hip replacement (restores the hip with an artificial joint).