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Hip, knee and foot

Hip, knee and foot

So many childhood aspirations are linked to the ability to walk straight and tall, run and move gracefully. Performance depends on how well feet, legs, knees and hips function. The pediatric orthopaedic team at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California addresses the surgical and non-surgical needs of children so they can achieve their personal best. Babies born with clubfoot, a limb deficiency or hip dysplasia, are among patients seen by pediatric orthopaedic specialists at Shriners Hospital. Care also extends to children and adolescents who suffer accidental and traumatic injuries that impair function. The course of care is determined individually for each patient. In each and every case, the goal is to optimize function and put the child on the road to independence.

Hip, knee and foot conditions treated include:

  • Arthrogryposis
  • Clubfoot
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  • Limb deficiencies (prosthetics and orthotics)
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Tarsal coalitions
  • Vertical talus


Clinical research studies focus on improving non-surgical and surgical outcomes of children with injuries.