Diagnosis of the Unstable Adolescent Hip

In this presentation Michael P. McClincy, MD, explains the radiographic features of patients with mild hip dysplasia. Justin Arner, MD, analyzes unstable hips and identifies important exam findings, while William Anderst, PhD, describes in vivo hip kinematics and the technology used to assess it. Daniel Lueders, MD, explains the role of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in the unstable adolescent hip.

Education Objectives

Upon Completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify relevant radiographic feature of patients with mild of borderline hip dysplasia 
  • Identify the expected recovery and functional/mechanical benefits of arthroscopy for mild dysplasia
  • Explain the anatomy of the hip
  • Identify those with unstable hips
  • Explain vivo hip kinematics
  • Identify technology used to assess hip kinematics
  • Describe the role of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in the unstable adolescent hip
  • Explain the capacity of the ultrasound to dynamically evaluate the anterior femoracetabular joint


All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated.

Dr. William Anderst receives; 

  • Grant/Research Support: Smith & Nephew and Paragon28

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The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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Release Date: 8/03/2021 | Last Modified On: 8/9/2022 | Expires: 8/9/2023