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Hip Conditions We Treat

At Children’s Hospital Colorado, our pediatric orthopedic experts treat all types of hip conditions. Specialists in our Hip Program are dedicated to treating hip problems in children and young adults and have the expertise to provide patients with surgical and nonsurgical treatment.

Common conditions

Below is a listing of common hip conditions we treat at Children's Hospital Colorado organized by age groups. Our team of nationally recognized hip experts treats patients from infants to young adults. Certain hip problems can occur during a specific age or phase in the physical development process. Our specialists work to provide patients with options for pain control, function improvement and preservation of the hip joint.

Infant & Toddler

Developmental dysplasia of the hip
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) refers to a problem with the shape of the hip that leads to instability of the joint as the hip is developing before, during or after birth. Learn more about how our Hip Program treats infants with DDH.

Toddler

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a condition of the hip in which the blood supply to the top of the thigh bone is temporarily disrupted. Orthopedic hip specialists at Children's Colorado can determine the best course of treatment for toddlers with Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease.

Transient synovitis
Transient synovitis is an inflammation in the hip joint that causes pain, limping and sometimes refusal to bear weight and can be a result of a recent viral infection such as an upper respiratory infection. Learn more about how our team of hip experts diagnose and treat transient synovitis in toddlers.

Child

Hip dysplasia Hip dysplasia occurs in children who have previously had developmental dysplasia of the hip. Our experts provide hip dysplasia patients with options for pain control, function improvement and preservation of the hip joint.

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a condition that can occur in children causing the thigh bone to weaken and change shape. Orthopedic hip specialists at Children's Colorado can determine the best course of treatment for children with Perthes disease.

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis, or SCFE, is a disorder of the hip joint which is caused by a weakness in the growth plate and most commonly occurs after periods of rapid growth after the onset of puberty. We are nationally recognized for excellence in SCFE diagnosis and treatment plans for children.

Transient synovitis
Transient synovitis is an inflammation in the hip joint that causes pain, limp and sometimes refusal to bear weight and can be a result of a recent viral infection such as an upper respiratory infection. Learn more about how our team of hip experts diagnose and treat transient synovitis in children.

Teen

Femoroacetabular impingement
Femoroacetabular impingement (also known as FAI and hip impingement) occurs when the bones of the hip are abnormally shaped. Because the hip bones don’t fit together perfectly, they rub against each other and cause damage to the joint. To treat FAI, specialists from our Hip Program work closely with the Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Anesthesiology and Radiology departments, among others, to provide access to a full spectrum of care.

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a condition of the hip in which the blood supply to the femoral head is temporarily disrupted. When this occurs, the bone weakens and changes shape. This bone weakening causes pain and causes the bone to collapse so that it no longer moves smoothly in the hip socket. Our hip specialists at Children's Colorado can determine the best course of treatment for teens with Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease.

Hip dysplasia

Hip dysplasia occurs in teenagers who were previously diagnosed with developmental dysplasia of the hip as an infant or toddler. Our experts provide teens with hip dysplasia options for pain control, function improvement and preservation of the hip joint.

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis, or SCFE, is a disorder of the hip joint which is caused by a weakness in the growth plate and most commonly occurs after periods of rapid growth after the onset of puberty. Our Hip Program is nationally recognized for excellence in SCFE diagnosis and treatment plans for teens.

Young Adult

Hip dysplasia
Hip dysplasia occurs in young adults who were previously diagnosed with developmental dysplasia of the hip as an infant or toddler. Our experts provide patients with hip dysplasia options for pain control, function improvement and preservation of the hip joint.

Femoroacetabular impingement
Femoroacetabular impingement (also known as FAI and hip impingement) occurs when the bones of the hip are abnormally shaped. Because the hip bones don’t fit together perfectly, they rub against each other and cause damage to the joint. To treat FAI, specialists from our Hip Program work closely with the Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Anesthesiology and Radiology departments, among others, to provide access to a full spectrum of care.

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis, or SCFE, is a disorder of the hip joint which is caused by a weakness in the growth plate and most commonly occurs after periods of rapid growth after the onset of puberty. Our Hip Program is nationally recognized for excellence in SCFE diagnosis and treatment plans for young adults.

Sequence of Pediatric Hip Disorders
Legg-Calvé-Perthes, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis or post-traumatic deformities are pediatric conditions that can cause pain for patients as they enter adulthood. These conditions can cause femoroacetabular impingement, which is a mechanic disorder of the hip joint that may cause pain and early degeneration of the hip in young adults.

Other hip conditions we treat

Because we diagnose and treat so many types of hip conditions and symptoms – even the very rare ones – some of them might not be listed on this website. Please call us for more information or to schedule an appointment: 720-777-6600.

See a list of more orthopedic conditions we treat.

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