Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program

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Internationally Recognized Hip Care

The dedicated team of specialists at the Boston Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Center’s Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program works at the forefront of clinical research and innovation to provide world-class treatment throughout each patient's entire lifetime.

Our experts lead the way in caring for both common and complex hip disorders. The team has done more peri-acetabular osteotomy (PAO) hip dysplasia surgeries than any other hospital in the country, and is committed to advancing minimally invasive approaches for treating hip disorders.

We provide a range of services including non-surgical rehabilitation programs, open surgical dislocation techniques for severe deformities, developmental hip dysplasia (DDH) and hip arthroscopy for labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement. In collaboration with Boston Children’s Department of Radiology, we have also developed more precise ways of imaging that lead to more accurate diagnoses for patients. 

Academic Network of Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR)

Boston Children’s is a founding member of the Academic Network of Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR), a collaboration of researchers dedicated to following patients with developmental hip disease. The group now comprises 10 centers in the United States and one in Europe, and enrolls more than 500 patients each year in various studies.

Patient stories

For 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...

A 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...

Read more stories of Boston Children's Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program patients.

In the News

Stratham first-grader won't let hip disease slow him down
Seacoast Online, November 2, 2015

To honor their kids, couple decides to run Boston Marathon again
CBS News, April 14, 2014

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