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Pediatric Hip Preservation Clinic

Vanderbilt's Hip Preservation Clinic includes doctors who treat many complicated hip problems in both adults and children. Our experts’ goal is to save hip joints whenever possible, using advanced surgery techniques.

We offer combination surgeries, performing two operations for the same patient at the same time, so your child does not have to return later for a separate surgery. 

Our team includes one of the few surgeons in the nation who performs hip replacements for children.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all conditions related to hip preservation, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Steve Engstrom
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4.7

Steve EngstromMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Gregory G. Polkowski
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4.8

Gregory G. PolkowskiII, MD, MSCR

    Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Jonathan G. Schoenecker
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4.9

Jonathan G. SchoeneckerMD, PhD

    Fractures, Limb Deformity, Musculoskeletal Infection, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pediatric and Young Adult Hip Conditions
Jaron P. Sullivan
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4.7

Jaron P. SullivanMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

Why Choose the Hip Preservation Clinic at Children's Hospital

  • Comprehensive care

    With two providers evaluating your child in one visit, we can provide a more complete history and physical exam, and review imaging, so you'll receive a comprehensive, unified care plan.

  • Recognized care

    U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks us as a top children’s hospital in the nation for orthopedic care.

  • A team of experts

    Doctors specializing in pediatric orthopedics, sports medicine, arthroplasty surgery and other areas work together to give your child personalized care.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    Acetabuloplasty for hip dysplasia
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    Bernese periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia
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    Bracing and casting for hip dysplasia
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    Bracing and casting for Perthes disease
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    Combined arthroscopic and open procedures
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    Femoral lengthening, minimally invasive with implantable lengthening devices
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    Femoral osteoplasty
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