To celebrate her third birthday, Natalie Warner was treated to a superhero-themed party. She will be the first to tell you Spiderman is her favorite. But something else happened on her third birthday, too. Natalie was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. In a severe case like Natalie’s where the hip is dislocated, without treatment, she would have likely developed debilitating arthritis in her teens. Children’s bones are still growing, and Natalie’s doctor at Mission Children’s Hospital, a pediatric orthopedist, was well aware of the specific challenges of treating such a young patient. Take a look at how our specialists were able to help.