Hip Arthroscopy for Children

Hip arthroscopy for children is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat problems inside the hip, such as labral tears. Arthroscopic surgery uses small incisions, thin instruments and a small camera called an arthroscope to repair and clear out any damage to the hip cartilage, trim the bony rim of the acetabulum (hip socket), and/or shave down the bump on the femoral head (ball joint at the top of the hip bone).

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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.