Numerous large muscles cross the joints of the hip making the hip especially susceptible to muscle imbalance. In children with cerebral palsy, there is an increased risk of the hip joints becoming partially or completely dislocated.
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David S. Feldman, MD is Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and a professor of orthopedic surgery & pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center / NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, specializing in the care of children with complex scoliosis, arthrogryposis, hip dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, and lower limb deformities.
Charlotte, a teen patient who ...