Hip Program :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Hip Program

Our experienced team is developing the newest techniques for treating the most complex hip problems in kids.

Diagnosis of problems with the hip can come at any age, from a newborn with hip dysplasia to a teenager with hip pain. No matter what the symptoms or diagnosis, our team treats hip problems of all levels of complexity.

Specialists on our orthopedic surgery team hold a dedicated monthly Hip Clinic. Here, the focus is on using the latest treatments and techniques that ensures every measure is used to preserve hip function, reduce pain and support healthy joint growth in patients diagnosed with conditions related to the hip.

The team treats all pediatric hip conditions including:

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Nationwide Children’s is a member of the International Perthes Study group, and global group of orthopaedic surgeons and researchers working to better understand the disease and develop evidence based treatment options.

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

Our team has broad experience managing acute, unstable SCFE and chronic, severe SCFE with reconstructive techniques. We have successfully treated over 60 patients with severe SCFE via a modified Dunn procedure (subcapital osteotomy with surgical hip dislocation) and other osteotomy techniques.

Ongoing research projects include an MRI study to predict contralateral hip involvement in children with unilateral slips and a review of treatment outcomes for more than 30 acute, unstable slip patients treated by a single surgeon via the modified Dunn procedure – the largest single-center study to date of this specific technique.

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At Nationwide Children’s, every child diagnosed with a an orthopedic problem is handled with an individualized treatment plan.

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