Hip conditions affect the bone and soft tissue around the hip. They are usually congenital, which means a child is born with the condition. Hip problems can also happen after an injury or because of another health issue.

We can treat many hip conditions with braces or physical therapy. Whether your child is born with a hip problem or develops it during adolescence, we'll work with you to find the right treatment.

Expertise in pediatric hip care.

You'll find a group of specialists experienced in a full range of hip treatments. While we provide many standard therapies, we also have access to leading-edge procedures that are not yet widely available elsewhere.

Comprehensive Pediatric Hip Care

We have doctors who are experienced in treating all types of hip disorders, including:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Perthes disease
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) and post-SCFE issues

At St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, our patients have access to a diverse group of specialists. Each member of our team brings a unique skill, which helps us create a more effective treatment plan for your child.  

Our team includes doctors and surgeons who have expertise in hip conditions. They are trained in the latest hip disorder therapies, including leading-edge treatments for SCFE and adolescent hip dysplasia. These therapies are only available at a handful of hospitals in the country.

Some of the treatments we offer for hip conditions include:

  • Bracing
  • Casting
  • Medicine, including pain medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery