What We Treat

A child’s hip condition that is left untreated could lead to larger problems in later life. Our team specializes in diagnosing and treating children's hip conditions, including:

  • Hip fractures
  • Hip pain
  • Apophysitis
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Snapping hip

Learn more about these hip conditions


Services We Offer

Your child’s treatment will depend on the type of injury and how it is affecting your child. We tailor our approach for each patient, and will work with you to create a treatment plan just for your child.

Evaluations and diagnostic tests for children's hip conditions and injuries may include:

  • Complete medical history and physical examination performed by a doctor
  • Blood tests
  • Arthrograms
  • Bone scans
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray

Learn more about our pediatric radiologists and guidelines

Management and treatments for hip issues may include:

Learn more about how the hip works

Meet the Team

Children's hip conditions are much different than hip conditions in adults. Our orthopaedic specialists are trained in recognizing and treating pediatric hip conditions and working directly with children to help them recover more quickly. We work with patients and their families to set and reach goals together.

Children's Physician Group - Orthopaedics

  • Jed Axelrod, MD
  • Melissa A. Christino, MD
  • Jorge A. Fabregas, MD
  • Dana Olszewski , MD, MPH
  • Tim Schrader, MD

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The Hip Program

Our Hip Program offers specialized care and a child-friendly approach not likely to be found in a hospital that serves adults. To help ensure we deliver consistent care, we work closely with other community orthopaedic providers who perform procedures at our hospitals. This collaborative approach helps us provide better care to patient families.

Community providers

  • Robert W. Bruce, Jr, MD
  • Sayan De, MD
  • Nicholas D. Fletcher, MD