Pediatric Hip Disorders Experience

Washington University pediatric orthopaedic fellows have the opportunity to experience an extensive first hand involvement in the care of patients with hip pathology. Our faculty provides all orthopedic care at two different pediatric hospitals: St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children–St. Louis. The two hospitals together serve a very large catchment area, including patients from eight surrounding states. Well established referral patterns notably in the care of challenging pediatric hip pathology have over the years assured so many opportunities for our orthopedic staff and fellows in the surgical care of:

  • Infantile and adolescent hip dysplasia
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Perthes disease
  • Neuromuscular hip dysplasia (CP, Myelo, arthrogryposis and CMT)
  • Coxa vara
  • Valga
  • PFFD
  • Trauma

Our faculty frequently work side by side in optimizing both our decisions and surgical technique in the care of our patients. Fellows are an integral part of all aspects of our state-of-the-art care. As our two hospitals are geographically close by, the pediatric and adolescent orthopedic fellows often find it possible to share/swap learning experiences. Mark Miller, MD, J. Eric Gordon, MD, Pooya Hosseinzadeh, MD,  Brian Kelly, MD, Matthew Dobbs, MD, Jeffrey Nepple, MD, and Perry Schoenecker, MD, make up our hip team, all with variable interests and involvement. Conferences are frequent topic-focused and very interactive, and research possibilities are unlimited.

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