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HunterHunter’s story: Oh, the places he’ll go!
March 10, 2016
Hunter won't let cerebral palsy or hip dysplasia keep him from his active lifestyle! The fearless fourth grader loves to hike on his family's 20-acre property in Maine, with his mobility service dog, Wendy by his side. Read more about the dynamic pair and Hunter's journey to recovery. Read more...

DavidFor a yogi, holistic medicine and surgery go hand in hand
October 22, 2015
After years of suffering form lower back and hip pain, Boston-area yogi David Vendetti was diagnosed with bilateral hip impingement and labral tearing. Dr. Mininder Kocher performed two hip surgeries on David, who is recovering well and hoping to be back on the yoga mat in November. Read more...

GradyA smiling Spider-Man, soccer and buses 
October 8, 2015
Grady was diagnosed with Legg-Calves-Perth disease at age 4. As he hobbled on his hip brace, he wove his way into the hearts of his Stratham, New Hampshire school community and developed a special bond with Dr. Benjamin Shore. Two years after his diagnosis, Grady was back on the soccer field. Read more...

Sarah EdneyFrom torn labrum to Harvard hockey MVP
April 16, 2015
After a high-tech surgery and a four-month rehabilitation for a labral tear and FAI, Harvard women’s ice hockey star Sarah Edney has career-best season. Read how Boston Children's orthopedics team helped. Read more...

AnnaTeen with hip dysplasia can't wait to return to hospital
January 20, 2015
Periacetabular osteotomy surgery for hip dysplasia can be rough, but Anna, a young adult from N.H., found her surgery fueled a passion for medicine.

KristinaBuddy system for hip dysplasia patients
October 16, 2014
When Babson College soccer player Kristina Simonson was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and required two major surgeries (called periacetabular osteotomy or PAO), she turned to Boston Children’s Hospital’s Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program.

Helping a teenage athlete stay hip
August 22, 2012
It was another day at field hockey practice for Jenn Sprung. The 14-year-old from Gloversville, NY was running and playing with her team when a sharp pain through her right leg made her stop.


Angela Born to Run: How hip dysplasia surgery got this patient moving
May 23, 2012
The hip team not only treats a very special young girl with hip dysplasia and help her make a cast for her bear, so she doesn’t feel alone.



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