Hip dysplasia affects about one-third of the 10,000 children born in the U.S. with cerebral palsy each year. It is a side effect of cerebral palsy that happens slowly, as the femur slowly inches away from its hip socket. Often children with cerebral palsy don’t receive an X-ray of the hips until symptoms appear. By then, the painful separation of the thighbone and the hip socket is well underway.
If hip dysplasia is caught early before they have obvious clinical problems, soft tissue surgery or bone reconstruction surgery can return the ball to the socket, which for some is the only procedure they will need. Caught too late, surgeons can only perform a hip salvage procedure to provide pain relief.
On Friday, November 2, Community Children’s at CMC is hosting Dr. Kulkarni, a leading orthopedic surgeon devoted to the treatment of children with cerebral palsy, as the lead presenter. A team of pediatric specialists from Community Children’s and Seattle Children’s will join him in presenting on how to improve pediatric care for Montana children with cerebral palsy.
Hip Dysplasia and Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Surveillance and Management
Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Medical Assistants, Respiratory Therapists & Physical Therapists.
Friday, November 2, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Community Medical Center, Missoula, MT
5.0 Contact Hours (Physical Therapists & Registered Nurses)
Hope Evans RN at (406) 327-4009