If you have hip problems — whether congenital, developmental, sports-related, or post-traumatic — our Hip Preservation Program can help. Our team:
To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopaedic experts or ask a question about hip preservation services, please call 412-784-5770.
Craig Mauro, MD, and Brian Zuckerbraun, MD, discuss their collaborative approach to hip and sports hernia care.
Our knowledge of hip disorders has increased over the past 10 to 15 years.
This new knowledge helps our experts better diagnose and manage these complex conditions. And it further proves the need for aligned care across health care fields and specialties.
We bring together a team of experts from a variety of specialties in one clinic setting so that you can receive the individualized care you need—often in the same office on the same day. Our team’s constant communication means you’ll receive a seamless transition of care from one expert to the next.
Our hip preservation team provides the following orthopaedic services:
Some the sports injuries and hip conditions we treat daily include:
Click each condition above to read more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Hip joint disorders require the input of many health care specialists to help you understand your condition, prevent future injury, and fully return to an active lifestyle.
At the Hip Preservation Program, our team includes:
Our surgeons have expertise in:
The Hip Preservation Program places at your fingertips experts who address all aspects of the hip—often all at one time and in one setting—providing a seamless transition of care. We provide you with the best possible treatment methods to ease pain, improve hip function, and help prevent future injury.
At UPMC, we perform groundbreaking research and clinical trials, so you have access to the latest hip care through our program.
Our orthopaedic surgeons and support staff guide you through:
This unified system lets you receive complete and thorough hip care, from start to finish.
The Hip Preservation Program is located at:
As part of the Hip Preservation Program at UPMC Orthopaedic Care, a collaborative sports hernia clinic is offered once per month at the same location.
Sports hernias, or groin and core muscle pain, often accompany hip conditions or injuries. While treating the hip may require and orthopaedic surgeon’s attention, core muscle repair often requires the attention of a general surgeon, making a combined clinic such as this very convenient for patients who have both ailments.
In some cases, surgical repair of both the hip condition and sports hernia may be done simultaneously during one surgery with an orthopaedic surgeon and general surgeon. This efficient method allows for one anesthetic and a single rehabilitative period in which the surgeons and physical therapists monitor the patient’s progress.
Our orthopaedic and general surgeons, along with sports medicine and rehabilitation professionals, work collaboratively to develop appropriate treatment plans for groin pain syndromes. Each team member has specialized training in treating athletes and active individuals with groin and core pain through individualized surgical and rehabilitation programs.
During the monthly sports hernia clinic, each member of the collaborative team is present to work alongside patients in achieving their personal needs and goals for recovery.