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Hip Preservation Program Patient Stories

Everyone has a story, so we gathered the best of the best. Each of these testimonials tells a real-life story about how our patients overcame obstacles with help from the UPMC Orthopaedic Care Hip Preservation Program.

Katie Lascola: Hip Labral Tear and Femoroacetabular Impingement

Katie Lascola | Orthopaedic Patient Story

Katie was running mile 800 of her year-long 1,000-mile challenge when her right hip began to hurt. The pain eventually became unbearable. That's when a friend referred her Dr. Mauro at the Hip Preservation Program.

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Kate Porigow: Hip Labral Tear

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Kate started to feel intense pain in her hips. When her pain persisted, she decided to take a break from training and seek medical attention.

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