Hip Impingement | Research and Innovations

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Boston Children’s pioneering research helps answer the most pressing questions in pediatric orthopedics and provides patients with the most innovative care available.

Our orthopedic research team includes:

•   8 full-time basic scientists
•   37 clinical investigators
•   a team of research coordinators and statisticians

Current studies include:

•   ongoing studies to follow patients who’ve had various treatments for slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
    and hip dysplasia
•   investigating the effectiveness of new surgical treatments for femoral acetabular impingement (FAI)
•   the long-term outcomes after Bernese periacetabular osteotomy (Bernese PAO) for hip dysplasia
•   delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage (dGEMRIC) to assess early arthritis in dysplastic hips.
•   perfusion MRI as a predictor for reduced blood flow and cell death after treatment for hip dislocation. 

Academic Network of Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) 

Boston Children’s Child and Young Adult Hip Perseveration Program is a founding member of the Academic Network of Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR). ANCHOR was founded in 2006 to study surgical outcomes in teens and young adults with hip dysplasia. The goal is improved patient care, including quality of life, overall health and high levels of activity.

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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