I am interested in surgical treatments for young adult hip disorders that aim to preserve the natural hip joint rather than replace the joint. The term “young adult” ranges from adolescence to 50’s.

The conditions that cause problems in young adults are;

  • Hip  dysplasia (shallow hip sockets)
  • Hip impingement due to a bone “bump”  or a deep hip socket
  • Perthes Disease
  • Slipped upper Femoral Epiphysis
  • Snapping hip syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy


These conditions are treated by a variety of operations, including

o    Hip arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)

o    Pelvic osteotomy ( operation on the hip socket)

o    Femoral osteotomy (operation  on the thigh bone)

o    Ganz surgical dislocation of the hip