Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program | Conditions and Treatments

Acetabular labral (hip) tears

If you or your teen has an acetabular labral tear, you may have many concerns and questions. It may comfort you to know that caregivers at Boston Children's Hospital Child and Young Adult Hip

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Articular Cartilage Injury

Three different types of cartilage are found in the body: • Articular or hyaline cartilage -- covers joint surfaces • Fibrocartilage -- such as in the knee meniscus and vertebral disk • Elastic

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Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)

What is hip dysplasia? Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a congenital condition in which the hip joint doesn’t develop normally. DDH ranges from a minor laxity (looseness) of the ligament

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Femoral Anteversion

Most children don't need treatment for femoral anteversion, since the condition usually resolves on it own. For kids who need surgery for severe forms of the condition, the outlook is excellent. The

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Hip Dysplasia in Adolescents and Young Adults

What is hip dysplasia? The hip is a ball-and-socket joint. Normally, the femoral head is well covered by the hip socket or acetabulum. Hip dysplasia, sometimes referred to as acetabular dysplasia,

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Hip Fracture

If your child or teen has broken his hip, it causes disruption and stress—for your child and the whole family. You’ll have concerns and questions about your child’s pain, treatment, length of recovery

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Hip Impingement

What is hip impingement? Hip impingement, also called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), occurs when there is an abnormality in one or both of the bones in the hip joint, causing friction in the

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Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

What is Legg-Calve-Perthes disease? Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (also known as Perthes disease or Legg Perthes) is a temporary condition in children in which the ball-shaped head of the thighbone

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Osteochondroma (Extosis)

Overview Osteochondroma is the most common type of non-cancerous (benign) bone tumor. An osteochondroma is a hard mass of cartilage and bone that generally appears near the growth plate (a layer of

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Osteoid Osteoma

An osteoid osteoma is a benign (non-cancerous), small tumor that usually grows in the long bones of a person’s lower extremities. The thighbone is the most common location, although it can occur in

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Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS)

Overview Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a type of benign (non-cancerous) tumor that arises from the soft connective tissue of joints. Any joint can be affected, although the tumor is most

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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

We treat children from birth through childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. Our decades of experience following our patients into adulthood have taught us that kids' hip problems affect them as

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Stress Fractures

"We advise kids not to specialize in just one sport. Multi-sport athletes tend not to get as many stress fractures and other kinds of overuse injuries. And for practicing, we advise kids and coaches

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Synovial chondromatosis

Bone & Soft Tissue Tumors Program Learn more about our Bone & Soft Tissue Tumors Program, where we care for children with benign and malignant bone and soft tissue conditions

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Walking (Gait) Abnormalities

Watch a 1 year old wobble around, and you'll see her gait, or walking cycle, doesn't quite resemble that of an adult. She'll have a wider stance, rapid cadence and short steps. In fact, it takes until

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