Hip Disorders Program News and Updates

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Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease: A Case Study

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When A.L. was 11 years old, he complained of pain in his left hip. The pain subsided, but a week and a half later, A.L. came home crying and barely able to walk. The pain in his hip had become “excruciating.”

Infant Screening for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)

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The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend routine ultrasounds for every infant, but it does support referral for ultrasound and/or pediatric orthopedic consultation for babies with an abnormal physical exam or major risk factors for DDH.

Pediatric Case Study: Complex Hip Disorder

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This pediatric case study evaluates a complex hip disorder treated with open surgical dislocation and head realignment by the orthopedics team at CHOP.