Early Identification & Treatment of Hip Dysplasia in Children with Cerebral Palsy – What Every Pediatric Provider Needs to Know
Who Should Attend:
Pediatricians, PCPs, RNs, School-based Nurses, Physical Therapists
- Describe the impact of hip dysplasia in children with cerebral palsy and the evidence for early identification through a hip surveillance program.
- Identify strategies for treatment of hip dysplasia depending on the severity of hip displacement.
- Demonstrate usage of the free HipScreen mobile application (www.hipscreen.org) to quantify hip displacement
- Describe how and when to refer a CP patient with hip dysplasia.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits:
1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Designation for 1.5 contact hours.
Vedant Kulkarni, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California and a Clinical Assistant Professor at UC Davis School of Medicine. His work is devoted to treating children with all types of orthopaedic conditions and injuries, including hip, lower extremity, and foot deformities. He has a special interest in neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy and is part of the multi-disciplinary Cerebral Palsy Center of Excellence, using computerized motion analysis to improve outcomes with surgery.
In order to obtain CME credit, return your completed evaluation form by:
- Emailing to ShrinersContinuingEducation@shrinenet.org or
- Faxing to (916) 453-2247 or
- Sending to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, Continuing Education, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817