Hip Disorders Program

The Hip Disorders Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all pediatric hip disorders. We treat infants, children, teens and young adults with congenital, developmental and post-traumatic hip disorders.

Closed Reduction Procedure for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Elise’s Story

Why Choose Us?

Led by orthopaedic surgeons Wudbhav N. Sankar, MD, Richard S. Davidson, MD, B. David Horn, MD, Lawrence Wells, MD, David Spiegel, MD and Jack Flynn, MD, CHOP’s Hip Disorder Program is one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric hip programs in the country.

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, radiologists, advanced practice nurses and others consider all possible treatment options for children, adolescents and young adults with hip disorders.

Next Steps
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Would you like a second surgical opinion from a CHOP expert?

Our referral nurse navigator can give your family timely access to world-renowned pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in every specialty.

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Why Choose CHOP for Hip Disorders

The Hip Disorder Program at CHOP is one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric hip programs in the country.

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When Andrew's hip joint deteriorated, he worried that he would never be able to play sports again but orthopaedic surgery and a lot of rehabilitation led him to the championships.

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Back on Her Feet

When Morgan was 11, longstanding hip issues began to severely limit her mobility and ability to play her favorite sport, soccer. Surgery at CHOP has her on pace to return to the field.