Children's Hospital Colorado
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Pediatric hip conditions can affect a child’s mobility and many other parts of their lives. Because we want kids to live every day to its fullest, our pediatric hip specialists work hard to help kids and families heal and thrive.

About the Hip Preservation Program

Our pediatric hip preservation team cares for children and young adults with hip problems, from infancy through adolescence and young adulthood. We have a complete team of experts who work together to help your family.

Pediatric hip conditions we treat

From hip pain in young athletes to complex congenital (present at birth) hip disorders, we treat all pediatric hip conditions. Our areas of expertise include:

Pediatric hip surgeries we perform

Our pediatric hip surgeons are incredibly experienced and have training specific to children’s hip conditions, which leads to better outcomes for your family.  Our pediatric hip preservation surgery expertise includes:

  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Periacetabular osteotomy (PAO)
  • Proximal femoral osteotomy
  • Triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO)

Who we treat

We care for children of all ages including kids, teens and young adults, up to age 25, who are dealing with pediatric hip conditions. We even have specialists who care specifically for small hips in infants and baby hip conditions.

Every aspect of our care is tailored to support kids’ unique physical needs and to treat a wide spectrum of hip conditions. Many of our treatments, facilities and technologies are designed exclusively for pediatric use.

Why choose us for pediatric hip care

We know that kids need specialized pediatric expertise. Our Hip Preservation Program surgeons performs many complex hip preservation surgeries annually, and we are one of the only hip  programs in our region with dedicated pediatric hip surgeons. We also recognize that care for complex hip conditions requires a full team that specializes in pediatric hip conditions and pediatric hip surgeries.

Children and their families also appreciate our comprehensive and friendly care plans, which include:

  • A team of orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, physician assistants, nurses, surgical athletic trainers and anesthesiologists.
  • A primary nurse for each child and family to serve as a point of contact for the duration of treatment. Our nurses learn the complexities of each child’s hip condition and will be with you before, during and after surgery. This allows you and your child to easily get answers and feel confident in your care plan.
  • A program that works closely with specialists across our hospital in radiology, rehabilitation, rheumatology, pain management and more to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient.
  • Experienced pediatric hip surgeons who have achieved the highest possible level of skill in complex hip surgeries and stand among the best children’s hip surgeons in the United States.

Get to know our pediatric experts.

Brian Perry, PA

Brian Perry, PA

Physician Assistant

Nancy Hadley-Miller, MD

Nancy Hadley-Miller, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Ryan Pahlau, PA-C

Ryan Pahlau, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Brian Kohuth, PA-C

Brian Kohuth, PA-C

Physician Assistant

To better prepare you for your visit, these are the doctors available for your specific condition or procedures:

Contact the Hip Preservation Program

At the Hip Preservation Program, we welcome questions and consultations from parents and referring providers.

For appointments at Anschutz Medical Campus or our South Campus, call 720-777-6600 or email

Some insurance companies require a referral from a primary care provider before we can schedule appointments. Once a referral is in place, most insurance companies will cover specialty care visits. Learn more about insurance plans accepted by Children’s Colorado.

Compassionate care, wherever you are

We’re here when you need us. Telehealth appointments are available across every specialty, so you can get the high-quality care we’ve always offered from the comfort, privacy and convenience of home.

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Looking for a second opinion?

If your child has a fracture, orthopedic tumor, spinal condition, sports injury or other orthopedic condition, we can help you feel confident about their care.

Get a second opinion from our pediatric experts