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A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), Hip

Learn more about contusions (bruises) of the hip.

A to Z: Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)

In this condition, dislocation of the hip joint around the time of birth can affect a child's growth, development, and movement.

A to Z: Dislocation, Hip

A dislocation is when the bones in a joint slip out of their normal position. A hip dislocation is an injury that occurs when the ball of the thighbone moves out of the socket of the hipbone.

A to Z: Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease

Learn about this rare hip disorder, which is most common in boys.

A to Z: Open Wound, Hip and Thigh

Learn more about wounds of this hip or thigh and how they're treated.

A to Z: Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

In slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), the very top of the thighbone (called the femoral head) slips out of line with the rest of the thighbone, causing a weakened hip joint.

A to Z: Synovitis, Transient

Transient synovitis is a temporary inflammation of a joint, most often the hip, that usually does not cause any long-term problems.

A to Z: Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Von Hippel-Lindau disease, or VHL, is a genetic disorder that causes blood vessels to grow abnormally.


ADHD is a common medical condition that can affect kids at school, at home, and in friendships. Learn more about ADHD and how to help kids get the best diagnosis and care.

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Babies can be born with this hip problem or develop it soon after birth. Early treatment can help the hip joint grow normally.