The orthopedic specialists at Children’s Mercy work together with our physical therapists, radiologists, and pain management team to provide the best possible care for children and teens with hip conditions that require physical therapy, surgery or other treatments.
What is hip preservation?
Hip preservation is a treatment approach that aims to relieve painful symptoms, restore hip function, and allow young people to participate in an active lifestyle alongside their friends. Our therapeutic and surgical interventions can help preserve the life of your child’s own hip and delay or avoid a total hip replacement.
Most families come to our Hip Preservation Program because their child or teen is experiencing hip pain. We have a variety of assessments and imaging studies that help our care team determine the cause of your child’s hip pain. Then, we will develop a treatment plan together that works for each individual patient.
Hip care from pediatric specialists
Children’s Mercy has the only pediatric hip preservation program in the region. Three of our board-certified physicians have more than 60 years of combined experience in treating hip conditions in children and teens. For complex cases, a multidisciplinary team meets monthly to discuss and find the best course of treatment for each child.