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As part of the 4th Annual Hip Preservation Program Conference, Keelan Enseki, PT, ATC, Ron DeAngelo, MEd, LAT, ATC, FAFS, Craig Mauro, MD, & Michael McClincy, MD, discuss non-operative care and operative approaches for the unstable adolescent hip.

Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Recognize the differences between hip dysplasia and microinstability of the hip
  • Describe relevant concepts for performing a physical therapy for adolescents with clinical hip instability
  • Describe an appropriate rehabilitation plan-of-care and recognize rehabilitation challenges for adolescent patients with hip instability
  • Identify signs before testing and correcting for a left AIC Pattern
  • Identify the role for ultrasound-based interventions as a diagnostic tool for adolescent patients with hip pain and instability
  • Recognize the operator-dependent nature of ultrasound based therapeutics
  • Identify the role for nonoperative and operative treatments for adolescent patients with hip pain and instability
  • Recall the indications for hip arthroscopy for the adolescent patient with hip instability
  • Recall the considerations related to hip capsule closure and its effect on rehabilitation protocols
  • Identify relevant radiographic features of patients with mild or borderline hip dysplasia
  • Identify the expected recovery and functional/mechanical benefits of hip arthroscopy and periacetabular osteotomy for mild dysplasia


All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated:

Dr. Craig Mauro receives;

  • Consultant: Arthrex

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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Release Date: 8/17/2021 | Last Modified On: 8/9/2022 | Expires: 8/9/2023

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