At Children’s Hospital Boston, we know that the first step to treating your child’s hip impingement is to form a timely, complete and accurate diagnosis.
Our goal is to diagnose hip impingement as early as possible in order to prevent additional damage to your child’s hip’s cartilage and labrum.
Hip impingement test
Your child’s doctor will conduct a physical exam, during which he or she may bring your child’s knee up towards his chest and rotate it inward. If this motion is painful, the likelihood is high that your child has hip impingement.
The doctor will also take a family history (including any hip problems in your family) and may use diagnostic tests to get detailed images of your child’s hip joint, including:
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
Our Orthopedic Clinical Effectiveness Research Center (CERC)
Children’s Orthopedic Clinical Effectiveness Research Center (CERC) was established by the Orthopedic Center to improve the quality of life for children with musculoskeletal disorders. This collaborative clinical research program is unique in the nation and is playing an instrumental role in establishing, for the first time, evidence-based standards of care for pediatric orthopedic patients throughout the world.
|If you come from far away, we can help|
As an international pediatric orthopedics center, Children’s cares for young patients from all over the world. Our International Center assists families residing outside the United States: facilitating the medical review of patient records; coordinating appointment scheduling; and helping families with customs and immigration, transportation, hotel and housing accommodations.