Growth and development of the child's hip.

  title={Growth and development of the child's hip.},
  author={Mark Chong Lee and Craig Politt Eberson},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={119-32, v}
The child's hip begins in intrauterine development as a condensation of mesoderm in the lower limb bud that rapidly differentiates to resemble the adult hip by eight weeks of life. The developmental instructions are transmitted through complicated cell signaling pathways. From eight weeks of development to adolescence, further growth of the hip is focused… CONTINUE READING