A Focused Approach for Kids with Hip Dysplasia and Other Hip Disorders

Outstanding Medical Care from Award-Winning Doctors

An Expert Team Specialized in Complex Hip Disorders

At OIC, your child will receive treatment from award-winning doctors in pediatric orthopedics. Our state-of-the-art technology and personalized plans help us treat our patients and get them on the path to living full and active lives.

Understanding Hip Dysplasia

Your child’s body has hundreds of bones. When two or more bones meet, they’re connected by a joint that helps the bones move painlessly and efficiently.

The hip joint—where the thigh bone meets the pelvis—is the largest “ball-and-socket” joint in the body:

  • The ball (femoral head) is at the top of the thigh bone
  • The socket (acetabulum) is a sac-like part of the pelvis

The ball fits into the socket and can rotate freely, allowing the hip to rotate, move backward, forward and from side-to-side . If your child has developmental dysplasia of the hip, his/her hip cannot form correctly — the socket becomes too shallow, and the ball doesn’t fit snugly inside. Hip dysplasia includes a range of disease severity. Some children with hip dysplasia have a mildly loose joint and others have femoral heads that remain entirely outside of the acetabulum.

Hip dysplasia in children occurs more often in the left hip. This is because a baby’s normal position in the womb puts more pressure on the left hip than on the right.

It is important to remember that dysplasia doesn’t need to be permanent. With the right treatment(s), your child’s hip can become stable and fully functioning.

OUR HIP DISORDER EXPERTS

It takes a team of specialists to ensure a child’s hip dysplasia or other hip disorder is under control and that they have the best chance to live a full, active life. Our team of experts is led by the following specialists:

Our doctors are supported by a specialized team of medical professionals exclusively focused on pediatric orthopedics. This team may include:

  • Pediatric Orthopedist
  • Nurse Coordinator
  • Orthotist
  • Physical Therapist

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