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Dr. Ernest Sink, Adolescent and Child Hip Specialist and Co-Director of the Center for Hip Preservation, Answers Questions about Hip Pain in Teens and Children
Describe the typical patient who comes to see you at the Center for Hip Preservation.
What kind of surgery do you specialize in and when is it needed?
How does a parent or referring physician know that a child or teen needs your expertise?
When should a child or adolescent come to see you?
How do you work with referring physicians?
Does hip dysplasia always need surgery?
Whatís the difference between dysplasia and developmental dysplasia?
Is hip pain in an adolescent normal? How does a parent know itís not growing pains?
How do you identify a hip problem in a newborn?
What is the most common condition that you see?
What's the long-term impact of current developments in diagnosis and preservation for those with chronic hip pain?
What can be done nonsurgically for patients experiencing chronic hip pain?
What is your background and how did you decide on this specialty?
What made you decide to come to Hospital for Special Surgery?
As co-director of the Center for Hip Preservation at Hospital for Special Surgery, what are your goals?
I understand that you have a registry at the Center for Hip Preservation. What sort of research do you do and how will the registry help in that?
In light of the rapidly developing orthopedic landscape, where do you see the field in 10 years?
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