Pediatrics at HSS

Hip Disorders

Hip Disorders

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Developmental Hip Dysplasia

Typically characterized by abnormal formation of the hip joint, DDH describes a condition in which the ball on top of the thighbone (femur) is not held firmly in the socket.

 
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Hip Dysplasia and Adolescents

Although chronic hip pain is often associated with aging, the appearance of this symptom in adolescents and young adults may be a sign of hip dysplasia.

 
3D skeletal rendering of pelvic area including the hip bones
Periacetabular Osteotomy Procedure

A procedure in which the acetabulum is surgically cut to allow the femoral head to sit firmly in the "socket" of the hip bone.

 
 

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