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Hip Preservation Clinic

Certain hip problems, such as dysplasia, hip impingements and cartilage tears, can often go undiagnosed. These conditions can lead to severe arthritis and total hip replacements. But, with advances in technology, the Hip Preservation Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center can help preserve your hip joint.

Hip preservation can reduce pain, improve your quality of life and sometimes delay the need for hip replacement surgery. In the Hip Preservation Clinic, our pediatric and adult specialists work together through real-time collaborations to provide comprehensive care to patients of all ages. It’s our goal to save your hip joint while helping you regain mobility, so you can return to your normal lifestyle.

Hip Preservation: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Recognized expertise. We are ranked among the top orthopaedics programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the #1 adult hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville.
  • Patient-centered care. Two of our doctors will combine their unique expertise to evaluate your hip in one appointment. This allows the doctors to gather a more complete medical history, perform a physical exam and review any diagnostic imaging simultaneously. Together, our doctors will thoroughly explain your diagnosis and provide you with a personalized care plan to meet your unique needs.
  • Expert second opinions. Our team provides second opinions to help you make educated and confident decisions about your care. We take your medical history, diagnostic tests, treatments and personal preferences into account to provide you with an informed opinion.
  • Innovative treatments. As one of only a few hip preservation clinics in the U.S., we specialize in offering a range of techniques to treat common and complex hip problems. Our surgeons have the expertise and experience to perform surgical procedures such as hip arthroscopy, surgical dislocation of the hip, rotational osteotomies and periacetabular osteotomies.
  • Advancing hip preservation research and treatments. As an academic medical center, our doctors investigate new, more effective approaches to hip care. This means you have access to the latest, proven treatment and therapy options available.
  • Convenient locations. Our team offers care at several locations in Middle Tennessee, where you’ll find the same level of high-quality care at each location. 

Conditions We Treat

New advances in technology allows us to manage a wide range of painful hip problems including:

  • Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis)
  • Bursitis
  • Cam impingement
  • Complex hip deformities
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (hip impingement)
  • Hip cartilage tear (labral tear)
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip fracture
  • Perthes disease (Legg-Calve-Perthes)
  • Pincer impingement
  • Post-traumatic hip injury
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis 

Treatments We Offer

Our specialists offer a wide range of hip preservation techniques to treat common and complex hip problems. Treatment options include:

  • Braces
  • Cartilage (labral) repair
  • Combination procedures (to address complex hip deformities)
  • Derotational femoral osteotomy
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Open and closed reduction of congenital hip dislocations
  • Open surgery (cam and pincer impingement)
  • Periacetabular osteotomy
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Proximal femoral osteotomy
  • Joint injections
  • Surgical dislocation of the hip


Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute
Medical Center East, South Tower
1215 21st Ave. S., Suite 4200
Nashville, TN 37232-8774
(615) 936-7846
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Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Franklin 
206 Bedford Way
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 790-3290
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Vanderbilt Surgery Center

This clinic is an outpatient department of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

225 Bedford Way
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 599-3883
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Vanderbilt Pediatric Orthopaedics
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children’s Way, Suite 4202
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 343-5875
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Hip Preservation Care Team