About the Hip Disorders Program

The Hip Disorders Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) specializes in diagnosis, treatment and long-term follow up for infants, children, teens and young adults with congenital, developmental and post-traumatic hip disorders.

Whether your child is a premature infant with a congenital hip deformity, a teen with a newly-developed hip problem or a young adult with lingering effects of pediatric hip disease, our specially-trained orthopaedic team has the expertise and experience needed to produce the best outcomes.

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. If surgery is needed, our team works with pediatric anesthesiologists and pain specialists to make surgery as safe and comfortable as possible.

We offer a full spectrum of diagnostic testing and have access to the expertise and full resources of CHOP in every pediatric subspecialty. Along with standard imaging technologies (MRI, CT scans and X-rays), the Hip Disorders Program at CHOP also uses individualized, disease-specific MRI protocols including cartilage mapping technology, perfusion MRI and 3D reconstructions. By better visualizing the entire hip, our clinical team can provide a more accurate diagnosis and help guide surgical treatment if needed.

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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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