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Hip Disorders Program

Hip Disorders Program

The Hip Disorders Program at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville is supported by an interdisciplinary team that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all pediatric and adolescent hip disorders. We treat newborn patients through 17 years of age with congenital, developmental and post-traumatic disorders, as well as sports injuries. Our hip program offers a variety of treatment options to provide state-of-the-art care for a wide spectrum of hip diseases and injuries.

Common hip conditions we treat

Why choose us?

Pediatric and adolescent hip expertise and experience

  • Seven fellowship-trained and board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in hip conditions
  • Over 150 combined years of experience in hip care
  • More than 95 hip surgeries performed in 2018

Patient-centered interdisciplinary team

  • Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pediatric physical and occupational therapists
  • Motion analysis bioengineers and kinesiologists
  • Pediatric orthotists
  • Pediatric radiologists

Innovative technologies and advanced treatments

  • South Carolina’s only EOS imaging center provides surgeons clear and unprecedented 3D images of bone structures, while benefiting patients with 90% less radiation exposure than a traditional X-ray.
  • The cutting-edge motion analysis center offers hundreds of assessments for gait abnormalities, and is staffed and supported by an internationally recognized team of specialists.
  • An in-house Pediatric Orthotics and Prosthetic Services – Southeast, LLC department custom fabricates hundreds of braces each year.

Outcomes excellence

Surgical outcomes*

  • Surgical site infection rating: 0.15%
  • Average length of stay: 2.7 days
  • Unplanned re-admissions: 2.5%

Patient and family experience

  • Recipient of the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience in 2017, 2016 and 2014. This award is given to hospitals scoring at or above the 95th percentile, as compared to other hospitals nationwide for a one-year period.
  • In 2018 for Overall Patient and Family Experience Satisfaction, we ranked in the 93rd percentile, 98th percentile, respectively, and 99th percentile for Ambulatory Surgery, Inpatient Services and Outpatient Services, respectively, among pediatric service peers.

*Source: 2018 Quality Data