Scottish Rite for Children has a long tradition of providing the highest-quality medical care to thousands of children, from newborns to adolescents, with various hip conditions. Some of the conditions that our physicians treat include hip dysplasia, Perthes disease, femoroacetebular impingement, slipped capital femoral epiphysis and other hip disorders. Our researchers in our Center for Excellence in Hip are dedicated to addressing clinically important questions and have published in many top-tier orthopedic journals. 

Current Studies

The purpose of this study is to evaluate newborns and infants less than one year of age who are referred for questionable hip abnormalities relative to hip dysplasia or hip dislocation to determine optimal methods for evaluation and treatment.


  • Patients less than 12 months of age
  • Patients referred for questionable hip abnormalities relative to hip dysplasia or hip dislocation
The International Perthes Study Group (IPSG) is a group of more than 40 pediatric orthopedic surgeons and researchers from across the country with the common goal of advancing knowledge and care of patients with Perthes disease. IPSG is a multicenter prospective cohort study consisting of 40 participating institutions comparing the outcome of current treatment of Perthes disease between three age groups (6 to 8 years, 8 to 11 years or more than 11 years old). The purpose of this study is to help orthopedic surgeons better understand and treat patients with Perthes disease. The ongoing study has established a database of prospective identified patients with Perthes disease and has collected information regarding their presentation, treatment and outcomes in the course of receiving currently available treatments.
The purpose of this study is to better understand the radiographic, clinical and functional outcomes of adolescents and young adults treated with hip preservation surgery. Our investigators are also collaborators on the ANCHOR Multicenter Study (Academic Network for Conservational Hip Outcomes Research).

  • To evaluate the pre- and postoperative function and outcome of pediatric and adolescent patients with hip pathology who will be undergoing surgical intervention
  • To evaluate the functional and radiographic outcomes of patients who have previously received surgical treatment for hip pathology on the pediatric and adolescent patients

  • Adolescents/young adults undergoing hip preservation surgery for various hip conditions