Hip Surveillance in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Aaron Huser, Michelle Mo, Pooya Hosseinzadeh

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The hip is the second most common involved joint in cerebral palsy. Hip displacement occurs in more than 33% of children with cerebral palsy, with a higher prevalence in nonambulatory children. Hip displacement in this population is typically progressive. Hip dislocation can result in pain and difficulty with sitting and perineal care. Since early stage of hip displacement can be silent, and hip surveillance programs are recommended. Most programs use the degree of hip dysplasia and Growth Motor Function Classification System level for screening recommendations. Treatment depends on the degree of dysplasia, functional status of the patient, and patient's age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-190
Number of pages10
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2018


  • Cerebral palsy
  • Children
  • Hip displacement
  • Hip surveillance


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