Welcome to the Hip Center of Excellence.
Hip problems in children and young adults 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.
Hip conditions are unique diseases that could impact children and adolescents at many stages of their lives. That’s why you turn to The Pediatric Orthopedic Center’s orthopedic specialists.
Our fellowship trained physicians are trained to diagnose, manage and treat unique diseases and injuries that affect children of all ages. We offer the latest treatments in hip pathology that will optimize your child’s outcomes.
Childhood hip problems 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)
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.