The hip is a critical joint providing mobility, stability and function. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint at the connection between the pelvis and femur (thigh bone). The hip is carefully in balance with the other surrounding structures in the pelvis and lower spine. However, when this balance is distorted, the hip can begin to wear and tear, causing hip pain and discomfort. The field of hip preservation is dedicated to diagnosing and treating hip conditions that have led to hip pain and potential hip degeneration in adults and adolescents.
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Providers Who Treat Hip Preservation
Matthew Evan Oetgen, MD
Departments that Treat Hip Preservation
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