Childhood Hip Disorders
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
- Bone infections (osteomyelitis)
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
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.