Center for Excellence in Hip Disorders

TSRHC has a long tradition of providing the highest quality medical care to thousands of children, from newborns to adolescents, with various hip conditions. Our physicians are experts not only in the day-to-day care of various hip disorders but also are leaders in the groundbreaking research to find the causes of and the best treatments for the diagnoses they treat. Our researchers are dedicated to addressing clinically important research questions and have published in many top-tier orthopaedic journals. Presented below is a brief listing of information about the pediatric hip disorders we focus our research efforts on and our projects within each disorder. 

Physician Members of the Hip Center

Henry Ellis, M.D. 
Tony Herring, M.D.
Harry Kim, M.D., M.S.
David Podeszwa, M.D.
Daniel Sucato, M.D., M.S.

Research Staff Members of the Hip Center

Jamie Burgess, Ph.D.
Cindy Daniel, CCRP
Adriana DeLaRocha, M.S.
Erica Flores, M.S.N., R.N.
Augusta Lloyd, M.S.
Lauren Paraison, B.A.


Current Areas of Research in Hip Disorders:

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)

  • For New Born Babies and Infants:
    • Clinical and radiographic evaluation of infants with DDH
    • Treatment for patients with evidence of hip instability on ultrasound
    • Assessment of commonly known risk factors for  DDH
  • For teenagers and adolescents with hip dysplasia
    • Clinical/radiographic and gait/functional outcomes following treatment with hip preservation surgery (periacetabular osteotomy) for hip dysplasia
    • Return to sports and activity following treatment for  hip dysplasia with hip preservation surgery
    • Outcomes following treatment with a periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia in adolescents with underlying cerebral palsy and Charcot-Marie-Toothe Disease.

Perthes Disease

  • Investigating the role of perfusion MRI on predicting the outcomes of Perthes disease
  • Comparing nonoperative treatment vs surgical treatment for Perthes in patients between age 6-8
  • Comparing short-term vs longer-term non-weight bearing after surgical treatment in patients between age 8-11
  • Long-term follow-up of Operative Perthes Disease
  • Gait/Functional outcomes of adolescent patients with Perthes Disease treated with surgical hip dislocation
  • Clinical and radiographic outcomes of adolescent patients with Perthes Disease with surgical hip dislocation
  • Our Hip Center members are actively involved with the International Perthes Study Group studies (www.perthesdisease.org)

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

  • Clinical, radiographic, and functional/gait outcomes following treatment for SCFE
  • Randomized control trial for the treatment of unstable SCFE

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) 

  • Clinical, radiographic and functional/gait outcomes following treatment for FAI
  • Multicenter Feasibility study for the treatment of FAI
  • Ultrasonographic evaluation of hip impingement

Hip Preservation

  • Hip Arthroscopic treatment for labral tears, impingement, and cartilage damage
  • Hip injury prevention
  • Non operative hip preservation treatments
  • Treatment with a Periacetabular Osteotomy and/or Surgical Hip Dislocation
  • Prospective Multicenter ANCHOR (Academic Network for Conservational Hip Outcomes Research) Study

**Read more:
Published Journal Articles from 2012-2013
Recognition and Achievements 


More Information

For more information, please view a PDF of information on the Center for Excellence in Hip Disorders or call Research Department at 214-559-7877.