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Specialty Care

Many hip disorders have onset during childhood or young adulthood and may initially cause little or no pain or dysfunction. If unrecognized and untreated, these disorders can cause severe damage to the hip joint and may ultimately lead to hip arthritis. Early diagnosis and treatment of these hip disorders may delay or even completely prevent hip arthritis.
The Hip Preservation Program treats patients from birth to 55 years of age for hip pain, injury or any known hip disorder.
The program is specifically focused on obtaining accurate and timely diagnoses and providing state-of-the-art treatment aimed at hip preservation.Texas Children's Hospital is the only multidisciplinary program in Houston and the only program that can perform a multitude of operations and therapies to tailor each child's plan of care: open surgery, osteotomy, hip arthroscopy, etc.
While other programs' primary specialty is hip replacement, Texas Children's focuses on hip preservation. 
Signs your child may have a hip problem
  • Hip/Knee/Thigh Pain
  • Limping
  • Walking with one or both feet pointed outward
  • Loss of hip flexibility
To initiate the appointment process, please download and complete our questionnaire and fax it to 832-825-9099. Once reviewed, you will receive a call from our program coordinator regarding an appointment date and time.


Our expert team of specialists treats a range of orthopedic conditions, including:

In addition, we participate in International Perthes Study Group which conducts studies and seeks to provide current, objective information to patients and their families and the medical community. Our program is also part of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI).

New FDA Warning About Prolonged Anesthesia in Children Less Than 3 Years of Age
On Dec. 14, 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety announcement regarding the potential effect of anesthetics on children younger than 3 years of age. Recent studies suggest that a single, relatively short exposure to general anesthetic and sedation drugs in infants or toddlers is unlikely to have negative effects on behavior or learning. However, further research is needed to fully characterize how early life anesthetic exposure affects children’s brain development.

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Our Team

Each patient will be thoroughly evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in adolescent and young adult hip disorders. Diagnostic tests may include x-rays, MRI and CT scan. Once a specific diagnosis is made, your doctor may recommend either nonsurgical or surgical treatment options.

Nonsurgical treatment options focus on decreasing pain and inflammation and rehabilitating the muscles in and around the hip. These treatment options include the use of anti-inflammatory medications, diagnostic and therapeutic injections and physical therapy.