Hip dysplasia care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic provides expert, patient-centered care for hip dysplasia. Mayo Clinic medical professionals work together to evaluate and treat your individual condition. This means that you're not getting just one opinion — you benefit from the knowledge and experience of each specialist on the multidisciplinary team.

Close collaboration enables your medical team to have your test results available quickly and then appropriately schedule your appointments across a team of specialists.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

With state-of-the-art research and laboratory facilities, Mayo Clinic orthopedic specialists use sophisticated imaging tests and comprehensive physical examinations to obtain a detailed, accurate diagnosis of your hip condition. Surgeons, radiologists, physical therapists and other specialists collaborate as a team to evaluate your problem and determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

As a hip dysplasia patient at Mayo Clinic, here's what you can expect:

  • Comprehensive 1-day diagnosis. Mayo Clinic orthopedic and radiology specialists take detailed medical images of the affected hip using 3-D CT scans, MRIs, ultrasound and other imaging methods. The close collaboration between imaging technicians and diagnosticians enables Mayo Clinic to perform the imaging and have the diagnosis available typically on the same day.
  • Minimally invasive surgery. Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons are highly experienced with minimally invasive repair techniques to repair some of the complications that can be caused by hip dysplasia — such as tears in the soft cartilage that rims the socket portion of the hip joint (hip labral tears).
  • Complex surgical techniques. In some cases, the pelvis must be surgically modified to correct the alignment of the hip socket. Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons perform more than 50 of these complicated procedures each year.
  • Physical therapy. After surgery, physical therapy is key to restoring hip strength and mobility. Physical therapists who specialize in hip rehabilitation are part of Mayo Clinic's hip team.
  • Specialists in young adult hip care. The Young Hip Clinic at Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus specializes in hip conditions that more commonly affect younger people, including hip dysplasia, avascular necrosis, femoroacetabular impingement, hip labral tears, and the aftereffects of pediatric hip conditions such as Perthes disease or slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
  • Specialists in pediatric hip care. Our team includes experienced ultrasound technologists and pediatric radiologists who routinely diagnose hip dysplasia. Pediatric hip dysplasia is one of the most common conditions treated by Mayo Clinic's team of pediatric orthopedic surgeons.

With the goal of seeking new knowledge and improving the reliability, comfort and cost of care, Mayo Clinic doctors continually study new diagnostic and treatment options that they test through clinical trials. This emphasis on research increases the treatment choices available to you. A variety of clinical trials and other studies may be available to you at Mayo Clinic.

Nationally recognized expertise

The orthopedic program at Mayo Clinic has earned a national reputation as a top hospital for hip repair and treatment. The program is recognized for its expertise in diagnostic and minimally invasive repair procedures as well as for its advanced research into improved surgical techniques.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for orthopedics.

Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic's hip surgeons are recognized nationally and internationally for their surgical technical excellence and innovative abilities to solve both straightforward and complex hip dysplasia problems. Each year, Mayo Clinic treats more than 500 people with hip dysplasia or hip labral tears, and has done so for decades. Mayo Clinic hip dysplasia experts frequently are asked to travel worldwide to educate other surgeons and to provide insight into the latest operative techniques.
  • Innovative methods. Mayo Clinic hip dysplasia surgeons are at the forefront of new and innovative treatment options for patients with hip dysplasia. Mayo Clinic has extensive experience with surgical procedures that reorient the hip socket (periacetabular osteotomy). Few centers in the world match Mayo Clinic's 20-year track record of experience with periacetabular osteotomy for adolescents and young adults with hip dysplasia. Patient-specific surgical options combined with advanced pain management and rehabilitation protocols have helped Mayo Clinic hip surgeons dramatically improve the lives of patients with these difficult and often complex hip problems.
  • Unique surgical procedures. Mayo Clinic is one of the few centers in the world to offer combined arthroscopic hip labral repair and periacetabular osteotomy in a single surgery. For select adolescent and adult patients that combined procedure is particularly appealing, as it eliminates the traditional need for a second surgical procedure.
  • Team approach. The team approach is a hallmark of Mayo Clinic. For those patients with a hip dysplasia problem, Mayo Clinic experts in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation work together. The Mayo Clinic hip dysplasia team seeks to first understand the full extent of your hip problem and then implements a treatment plan that ultimately maximizes your function.
  • Efficient care. At Mayo Clinic you can be evaluated by an expert hip dysplasia surgeon and receive test results, detailed treatment recommendations, and a confirmed date for surgery within a single visit of one or two days.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for orthopedics.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's orthopedic surgery department's expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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