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Childhood Hip Disorders

Pediatric Hip Care

Welcome to the Hip Center of Excellence

Childhood hip disorders are varied and often disabling. The congenital, developmental, traumatic, infectious, and inflammatory reasons for joint pain can alter the way your child walks, decrease their quality of life, generate pain, and cause progressive deformity and disability.

Childhood hip disorders are unique diseases that could impact children and adolescents at many stages of their lives, including pediatric and infant hip dysplasia. The Pediatric Orthopedic Center is here for you!

Types of Childhood Hip Disorders

Childhood hip disorders stem from a variety of causes, including:

  • Developmental hip dysplasia/dislocation (DDH) – a deformity in which the hip socket develops improperly.
  • Perthes disease – a disorder in young children in which the femoral head has a poor blood supply causing hip damage, stiffness, and discomfort.
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) – a condition in adolescence leading to progressive deformity to the femoral neck resulting in pain and limping.
  • Transient synovitis – inflammation of the tissues lining the hip joint.
  • Septic arthritis – a serious bacterial infection that may lead to acute joint damage if not treated in a timely manner.
  • Muscle and tendon strains
  • Fractures
  • Bone infections (osteomyelitis)
  • Tumors

…and more.

Signs of Childhood Hip Disorders

Warning signs parents should look for in their children:

  • Persistent hip, thigh, or knee pain
  • Limping/gait disturbance (acute or chronic)
  • Decreased hip range of motion or stiffness

If you suspect your child has a hip injury or musculoskeletal condition, please do not hesitate to contact us. Call today at 973-538-7700 or request an appointment online. 

If you would like to learn more about hip dysplasia in infants, babies, and older children, read our blog here.

Treatment & Surgery for Childhood Hip Disorders

Our award-winning pediatric orthopedic specialists and pediatric hip surgeons are trained to diagnose, manage, and treat unique hip disorders and injuries that affect children of all ages. We offer the latest treatments in hip pathology and surgery that will optimize your child’s outcomes.

Schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric hip specialists today and meet our team of award-winning doctors at The Pediatric Orthopedic Center.

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