About the Young Adult Hip Preservation Program

The Young Adult Hip Preservation Program offers comprehensive evaluation, testing and treatment for hip conditions that affect older teens and adults in their 20s and 30s. In many cases, these conditions are best treated by experts who have experience with the potentially underlying pediatric hip condition.

Each year, we examine hundreds of teens and young adults with congenital, developmental and post-traumatic hip disorders. Some require complex, specialized surgeries — only available at CHOP and select facilities across the country — to preserve, adjust or restore their natural hip function. Left untreated, these often-painful conditions can lead to early hip replacements in otherwise active and healthy individuals.

We offer a full spectrum of diagnostic testing and advanced imaging (MRI, CT scans and X-rays), and also use individualized, disease-specific imaging protocols that include cartilage mapping technology. By better visualizing the entire hip, our clinical team can provide a more accurate diagnosis and help guide surgical treatment if needed.

Unlike most programs at CHOP — which are tailored to younger children and their families — the Young Adult Hip Preservation Program is designed to meet the needs of young adults (age 18 to mid-30s) who are active participants in their own healthcare decisions.

Whether you recently began experiencing hip pain or are experiencing residual effects of a childhood hip disorder, our specially-trained hip experts have the skills, knowledge and experience to help you get back on your feet and resume your busy lifestyle.

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