Special Issue "Hip Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis and Surgery"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Pediatric Orthopedics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2024 | Viewed by 765

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Prof. Dr. Nicola Portinaro
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Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, 20100 Milan, Italy
Interests: hip; knees; foot and neurological orthopedic diseases and treatments

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hip disorders might be congenital, presenting at birth, or they might develop during early and/or late childhood. Although they all affect the same anatomical district, they are very different at clinical presentation, ranging from being almost asymptomatic to being very painful. In many cases, as in developmental dysplasia of the hip, they can be silent or mildly evident with an aspecific presentation on clinical examination. In other cases, as in Perthes disease, SUFE and FAI, they can be symptomatic. As such, the diagnosis of hip diseases might be challenging, but prompt and proper planned surgical treatment is particularly important.

This Special Issue of Children aims to highlight the most recent research findings related to this topic. Specifically, the present Special Issue welcomes original or review papers which will focus on the diagnosis, treatment and surgery of pediatric hip diseases to increase our understanding of these conditions and standardized or newly available treatment solutions, as well as sharing knowledge about incompletely understood and controversial areas in this field.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Nicola Portinaro
Guest Editor

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  • children
  • pediatric hip diseases
  • developmental hip dysplasia
  • perthes disease
  • slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • femoroacetabular impingement
  • femoroacetabular deformity reconstruction

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Long-Term Results after Chiari Pelvic Osteotomy in the Skeletally Immature and the Role of the Anti-Chiari Effect
Children 2023, 10(10), 1593; https://doi.org/10.3390/children10101593 - 24 Sep 2023
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Several authors observed a loss of correction after performing Chiari pelvic osteotomy (CPO) in young patients. Hence, the aim of this study was to answer two questions: (1) Does the Chiari pelvic osteotomy affect the development of the acetabulum in skeletally immature patients [...] Read more.
Several authors observed a loss of correction after performing Chiari pelvic osteotomy (CPO) in young patients. Hence, the aim of this study was to answer two questions: (1) Does the Chiari pelvic osteotomy affect the development of the acetabulum in skeletally immature patients in the long term? (2) Is there any evidence of the previously described “Anti-Chiari” effect after a mean follow-up of 36 years? Data from 21 patients (27 hips) undergoing CPO before the age of 16 years were clinically assessed, and the evolution of radiological parameters over time was analyzed. The mean age at CPO was 11.2 years (±3; 4.4–15.7). The 20- and 30-year survival rates of the CPO were 100% and 92.6%, respectively. Mean postoperative medialization was 54% (±18; 23–99). The average osteotomy angle was 11° (±7; 2–28). No significant changes were found for the center-edge angle (CEA) and acetabular index (AI) over time; the angle of Idelberger and Frank (ACM) almost reached normal values at follow-up (FU); for the acetabular-head index (AHI), a slight shift toward the initial situation could be detected. The morphology of the acetabulum remained unchanged over time. The “Anti-Chiari effect” seems to be primarily caused by insufficient coverage of the femoral head rather than damage to the apophysis due to surgery. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hip Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis and Surgery)
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