Principal Investigators: Stephanie Mayer, MD; Travis Heare, MD; Courtney O’Donnell, MD
Research Assistant: Jenna Powell, BS
The hip preservation program at Children’s Hospital Colorado focuses on understanding and treating hip conditions across childhood and adolescence.
Hip conditions include:
- Developmental dysplasia of the hip
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
- Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
- Adolescent onset dysplasia
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
Current projects examine patient predisposition, long-term effects and progression of hip problems, and effective interventions to extend preservation of hip function and cartilage.
Finite element modeling using computer tomography (CT) scans to create 3-D models of hip bones with accurate representations of hip cartilage (seen in blue, green, and purple).
Biomechanical analysis of loading forces within the hip joint as femoral torsion changes for the Femoral Version study.