Subject: Cerebral Palsy and Other Motor Disorders

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Publication date: 01/01/2003

ISBN: 9781898683339

Edition: 1st

Pages: 80

Hip Disorders in Childhood

John V Banta, David Scrutton (Editors)

Ways to buy

Hardback edition (complete book)


There are many childhood disorders which affect the hip and its development, many of which can have lifelong sequelae.

This book brings together the authoritative opinions of a number of experienced clinicians about these disorders, discussing their aetiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment and the range of outcomes.

There are chapters on the anatomy and embryology; physical examination; role of the hip in gait and gait analysis; and hip orthoses.


It is written for all those who manage the health of children, primarily for paediatricians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses and orthotists. Although the majority of authors are orthopaedic surgeons, it is not a book on surgery but on what every clinician should know about the developing hip joint.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 160

John V Banta

John Banta is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief (Emeritus) at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

David Scrutton

David Scrutton is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University  College London, and at Guy’s Kings College, and St Thomas’ Hospital,  London, UK.

Other books by David Scrutton

1. Anatomy of the hip joint J. V. Banta;
2. Physical examination of the child’s hip B. E. Bowman;
3. Radiology C. Foley;
4. Developmental Dysplasia of the hip P. A. DeLuca;
5. The painful hip joint J. D. Thompson;
6. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis K. A. Pierz;
7. Perthes J. M. H. Paterson;
8. Epiphyseal dysplasias J. Trivedi;
9. Trauma K. A. Pierz;
10. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis J. McDonagh;
11. Gait analysis in documenting and understanding hip function S. Ounpuu;
12. Cerebral palsy J. M. H. Paterson;
13. Myelomeningocele J. V. Banta;
14. Muscle weakness disorders B. G. Smith;
15. Orthotic management of hip pathologies C. Morris;
16. Unusual disorders D. Nagarkatti;

'This multi-authored text well describes the numerous childhood disorders affecting the hip, several of which have lifelong sequelae impacting patients into adulthood. It provides the authoritative experience of a number of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and covers the gamut of pediatric hip disorders, describing their etiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and the range of outcomes.'

John P Dormans, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

'This thorough monograph is current, relevant, and well written. It will be a welcome addition to the practitioner's library that is frequently used.'

Fredric Warren, MD, Ochsner Clinic Foundation

'The book is very relevant to physiotherapists working in the varied field of paediatrics and provides a useful resource and collates information that previously may have only been found in several different texts.'

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