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Biological Reconstruction of the Hip for Optimal Movement

The Hip Preservation Program at University of Utah Health's Orthopaedic Center has an expert clinical team committed to providing value-based care for patients of all ages with hip pain and hip conditions. Our multidisciplinary team includes specialty-trained and board-certified orthopedic specialists.

The focus of hip preservation is biological reconstruction of the hip for optimal movement and interaction of the hip joint, ball, and socket. Abnormal hip joints can cause pain in your everyday life and have been shown to be the leading cause of osteoarthritis.

We are here to help young adults keep their quality of life in spite of hip pain or hip joint degeneration. Our comprehensive approach to hip pain treatment provides leading-edge medical and surgical care for patients throughout the Mountain West. We are here to help you as partners for life.

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When to See a Hip Specialist

Why Choose University of Utah Health?

Keeping your hips in good condition can immensely affect your quality of life. If you have any hip pain or hip problems—no matter your age—you should see a specialist. This will help you preserve your hip joint for as long as possible.

Particularly as a young adult, hip pain can make life really difficult! There are treatment options, however, for individuals with painful hips. Doctors at University of Utah Health's Hip Preservation Program are specially trained to diagnose and treat specific hip conditions. We also constantly conduct research allowing us to look for better treatments.

Our specialists provide high-quality, coordinated care. This means that the services you need are coordinated across different specialists and procedures—giving you the best care from the beginning to the end of your treatment.

Personalized Treatment for Hip Problems & Conditions

We know that many patients need personalized treatment options that meet their unique needs. We are here to partner with you for life offering exceptional care. With you we will determine customized treatment plans that target your personal hip problems.

Conditions & Treatments


See Our Providers for Hip Pain

You do not need a referral to see one of our specialists for hip pain.* Before you come to see us, please follow these steps:

  • Get an X-ray at your local health center.
  • Send us your X-ray.
  • Make an appointment with our hip pain specialists by calling 801-587-7109.*

Based on your X-ray, we’ll make every attempt to get you in with the right provider for the most appropriate evaluation and individualized treatment of your hip pain.

*Be sure to check with your insurance beforehand to see if they require you to have a referral to see one of our hip pain specialists.

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