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The Hip Preservation Program at the nationally ranked Jackie and Gene Autry Orthopedic Center is the only comprehensive program of its kind in Los Angeles County. Our orthopedic specialists provide comprehensive care for infants through young adults experiencing hip problems. We help on-the-go children develop into active adults.
Hip problems don’t just affect older people. In fact, approximately 1 in 10 infants have hip instability and 1 in 100 infants receive treatment for hip dysplasia, the medical term for loose, unstable hip joints. The condition can also develop during childhood.
Children with untreated hip dysplasia have a high risk of developing early-onset hip arthritis. As teenagers, they may experience such severe pain and discomfort that even walking becomes unbearable. Our treatments can delay or prevent the development of arthritis and the need for hip replacement surgery.
At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, your child gets care at one of the country’s top children’s hospitals. Our patients and families give us high marks for quality and patient safety. Our program has:
Our doctors are committed to discovering new ways to diagnose and treat hip problems in children. This dedication is apparent in the numerous clinical research studies that take place every year at our hospital. Our hip specialists are among an elite group of medical experts participating in the:
We treat hip injuries that occur from sports, physical activities and traumatic accidents. We also treat: