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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 adults. Our goal is to do everything possible so that the hip will do fine for a lifetime.
––Michael B. Millis, MD, professor of orthopedic surgery, Boston Children's Hospital
If your teen or child has been diagnosed with slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), you’ll have concerns and questions about his treatment, recovery, outlook and other issues. It will comfort you to know that Boston Children's Hospital is a world leader in orthopedic pediatrics. We specialize in innovative, family-centered care that supports the child and family every step of the way.
Whatever treatment your child with a hip problem requires, you can have peace of mind knowing that, as national and international orthopedics referral centers, Boston Children’s Child and Adult Hip Preservation Program, and Orthopedic Center have vast experience treating children who every kind of hip condition, some of which few other pediatric hospitals have ever encountered. As a result, we can provide expert diagnosis, treatment and care for every level of complexity and severity of SCFE.
Many adolescents and young adults with hip problems need diagnostic and surgical techniques that differ significantly from what’s indicated for younger children. Boston Children’s Child and Adult Hip Preservation Program, led by Michael Millis, MD, and Young-Jo Kim, MD, PhD, is the only such program of its kind. We offer the extensive experience and the most advanced techniques, with clinicians and researchers who are dedicated to finding better ways to care for adolescents and young adults with hip problems.
At Boston Children's, we’ve performed more than 1,400 Bernese periacetabular osteotomies since 1991 to correct hip dysplasia in teens and adults. Our large volume makes us the most experienced center in the United States for this procedure—and the second-most experienced in the world. The Bernese PAO—the most powerful procedure for repositioning the hip socket—is Boston Children’s standard treatment for a hip socket that’s too shallow in a patient whose socket has finished growing (typically from age 13 or 14 through adult).
Our Orthopedic Center is one of the world’s first comprehensive pediatric orthopedic programs, and today is the largest pediatric orthopedic surgery center in the United States, performing more 5,000 procedures each year. Our program, is the nation’s preeminent care center for children and young adults with developmental, congenital, post-traumatic and neuromuscular problems of the musculoskeletal system.
Boston Children's is known for our innovative treatments and a research-driven approach. We’re home to the world’s most extensive pediatric hospital research enterprise, and we partner with elite health care and biotech organizations around the globe. But as specialists in family-centered care, our physicians never forget that your child is precious, and not just a patient.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”