Your Young Adult Hip Preservation Appointment

When you arrive for your appointment, please register with our staff at the front desk. You may find yourself in a waiting room with a lot of younger patients and their families, but don't worry. Our staff is very familiar with older patients coming to CHOP for hip evaluations.

When your name is called, you will be escorted to a private examination room. Our clinical team will assess your vital signs, review any medications you are taking, and discuss the reason for your visit.

Our goal for this initial visit is to better understand the cause of your pain; what therapies you’ve tried in the past and what surgeries you’ve had, if any.

Our hip specialists will complete a thorough physical exam and review any X-rays or other imaging you’ve brought with you. If you do not have current imaging studies, you will be referred to our on-site expert radiologists who can perform X-rays the same day as your appointment.

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Young Adult Hip Preservation Program

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