The hips are critical to our body’s mobility and stability. The joints, bones, muscles and ligaments of the hip and pelvic areas are intricately balanced but can be vulnerable to wear and tear. When viewed as part of a continuum, hip conditions and disorders range from preclinical disorders, which can be followed by early symptoms of hip disease, and disorders that can result in clear degenerative disease of the hip. Research shows that timely intervention for some conditions may slow or reverse their progression.
The Center for Hip Preservation at HSS leads a multi-disciplined approach to expertly treat the broad range of hip conditions that can occur at any stage of life, including teens, active adults and seniors. New, improved, minimally invasive surgical techniques, including arthroscopy, have revolutionized the treatment of these conditions. The expertise of our leading scientists and clinicians throughout HSS is allowing us to identify various stages of hip disease and provide the tools for researchers to dig deeper into their underlying causes.