By Meena Tadimeti, @meenatadimeti One in three children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) is likely to develop some sort of hip problem, according to Dr. Vendant Kulkarni, pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Shriners Hospitals for Children in Sacramento, CA. According to Dr. Kulkarni, children with CP are at a higher risk for developing hip dysplasia (malformation of the hip joint). However, if detected and treated early on using a “Hip Surveillance Program“, a child has a higher likelihood to preserve his/her daily function and avoid pain. In particular, having regular x-ray examinations of the hip is key, he adds. Dr. Kulkarni, along with Dr. John.