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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.

Kate Porigow, Hip Labral Tear

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. Read Kate's story


Katie Lascola, Hip Labral Tear and Femoroacetabular Impingement

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. Read Katie's story.