If you have hip problems — whether they’re congenital, developmental, sports-related, or post-traumatic — the Hip Preservation Program at UPMC Orthopaedic Care can help.
“Our focus at the Hip Preservation Program is hip health and care for people with hip disorders,” says Craig Mauro, MD, orthopaedic surgeon and founder of the program. “We developed the program to apply a multidisciplinary approach to hip care, and our goal is to preserve the hip while optimizing its function.”
A Multidisciplinary Clinic
The program brings together experts from a variety of specialties — all in one clinic. As a result, providers can get a comprehensive view of the patient’s condition. This way, they can determine the right treatment for them as conveniently as possible.
The Hip Preservation Program team includes:
- Orthopaedic surgeons.
- General surgeons.
- Primary care sports medicine physicians.
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians.
- Physical therapists.
- Physician assistants.
- Movement and conditioning specialists.
“Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to provide patients with a seamless transition of high-quality care,” says Dr. Mauro.
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Conditions We Treat
People of all ages can experience hip problems, and we tailor our approach to each individual case.
“Many of our patients come into our office and don’t know what’s causing their problem; they just know they have hip pain. So, part of our job is to help get them a diagnosis and help them to understand what’s behind their pain,” says Dr. Mauro.
Some of the hip conditions and sports injuries we treat include:
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).
- Hip labral tears.
- Athletic hip injuries.
- Sports hernia (athletic pubalgia or core muscle injury).
- Acetabular dysplasia, also known as hip dysplasia.
- Hip sprain (muscle tear) and strain.
- Avascular necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis of the hip.
“Our team is ready to address these problems and many more, from diagnosis to nonsurgical care to surgical care and post-operative rehabilitation,” says Dr. Mauro.
How We Can Help
Our experts stay up to date on the latest advancements in hip care. As a result, patients can have access to the best possible treatment methods. This can ease pain, improve hip function, and help prevent future injury.
At the Hip Preservation Program, patients have access to:
- Skilled clinical evaluation.
- High-resolution imaging.
- Complete nonsurgical care.
- Hip arthroscopy.
- Soft tissue repair.
- Sports hernia repair.
- Ultrasound-guided injections.
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and biologic injections.
- Careful post-op care.
- Functional movement assessments (FMAs).
- Preservation and prevention fitness programs.
For more information about the Hip Preservation Program at UPMC Orthopaedic Care or to schedule an appointment, call 412-784-5770.
About UPMC Orthopaedic Care
When you are dealing with bone, muscle, or joint pain, it can affect your daily life. UPMC Orthopaedic Care can help. As a national leader in advanced orthopaedic care, we diagnose and treat a full range of musculoskeletal disorders, from the acute and chronic to the common and complex. We provide access to UPMC’s vast network of support services for both surgical and nonsurgical treatments and a full continuum of care. Our multidisciplinary team of experts will work with you to develop the treatment plan that works best for you. Our care team uses the most innovative tools and techniques to provide better outcomes. We also are leaders in research and clinical trials, striving to find better ways to provide our patients care. With locations throughout our communities, you can find a provider near you.