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Hip Preservation Program

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital provides evaluation and treatment of a full spectrum of hip disorders in children, adolescents and young adults. These disorders include a variety of congenital, developmental and post-traumatic conditions. Treatment methods include open and arthroscopic surgical techniques such as hip preservation surgery. Our evaluation process combines a detailed clinical examination with state-of-the-art radiographic imaging.

Pediatric Hip Conditions we Treat

Pediatric Hip Disorder Treatment

  • Surgical dislocation of the hip
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Periacetabular osteotomy (PAO)
  • Closed and open reduction of developmental hip dislocations
  • Other pelvic and femoral osteotomies

Hip imaging

The Hip Preservation Program at Nicklaus Children’s is supported by a staff of fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists that utilize the latest imaging equipment and techniques. Our imaging capabilities include:

About The Orthopedic Surgery Program

As one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric orthopedic practices in Florida, The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Program can skillfully provide state-of-the-art and compassionate care for your child’s orthopedic concerns. With the assistance of a dedicated support staff, our pediatric orthopedic surgeons perform more than 1,400 surgical procedures each year. The department also conducts an additional 29,000 outpatient visits annually, including the management of more than 6,000 fracture cases.

Meet Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Kevin Horowitz, MD
Meet Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Kevin Horowitz, MD.

For more information about The Orthopedic Surgery Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital or to make an appointment, please call 305-662-8366 or email

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