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4th Annual Hip Preservation Program Conference: The Unstable Adolescent Hip

June 5, 2021

In collaboration with UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC Orthopaedic Care invites you to attend the 4th Annual Hip Preservation Program Conference, which will be held virtually on Saturday, June 5th. Course directors Craig Mauro, MD, and Michael McClincy, MD, designed this year’s course for physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and athletic trainers to help better assist with the diagnosis and management of the unstable hip in adolescent patients.

The conference will last from 7:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and consist of 16 individual presentations by experts in orthopaedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, student-athlete behavioral health and wellness, musculoskeletal radiology, and sports performance. Each segment (diagnosis, non-operative care, operative approaches, and post-operative care) ends with a brief Q&A.

CME credit will be available for the live conference, as well as via courses on the UPMC Physician Resources website following the conference. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to apply evaluation and treatment principles to patients suffering from an unstable hip and recognize the need for multidisciplinary management of patients presenting with an unstable hip.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Pathogenesis of dysplasia and instability 
  • Anatomy of the acetabulum and proximal femur 
  • Biomechanics, imaging, diagnostic ultrasound, and physical exam of the hip 
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation for the unstable hip
  • Importance of functional movement
  • Ultrasound and therapeutic injections 
  • Sports psychology and return to play
  • Periacetabular osteotomy and hip arthroscopy

Course Directors

Craig Mauro, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Program Director, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Assistant Team Physician, Pittsburgh Steelers

Michael McClincy, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Meeting Location and Registration

  • The Hip Preservation Program Conference will be held via a virtual platform, and online registration is open until Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
  • The registration fee is $25, which includes the continuing medical education credit and course material.
  • Visit our online registration at:
    • Click on Register/Take Course
    • After registering, an electronic confirmation and link to join the meeting will be sent to the email address you provided when you registered.
  • Questions? Contact Barbara Murray, RN, ONC, at or 412-784-5773.

About the Hip Preservation Program at UPMC Orthopaedic Care

If you have hip problems — whether congenital, developmental, sports-related, or post-traumatic — the Hip Preservation Program can help. The care team:

  • Offers assessments, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for many hip conditions.
  • Brings together top experts who treat active people of all ages.
  • Seeks to preserve the hip while optimizing its function.

Common conditions seen include femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), labral tears, athletic injuries, sports hernia (core muscle injury), hip dysplasia, sprains and strains, and avascular necrosis (AVN).

To refer a patient or schedule an appointment, please call 412-784-5770.