Highlights From the 4th Annual Hip Preservation Conference

June 10, 2021

In June, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with UPMC Orthopaedic Care, hosted the 4th Annual Hip Preservation Program Conference. The one-day conference was held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on June 5.

This year's conference attracted attendees from a broad spectrum of clinical specialties.

For this year's event, course directors were Michael P. McClincy, MD, from the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at UPMC Children’s, and Craig Mauro, MD, from UPMC Orthopaedic Care.

This year's conference focused on the diagnosis and management of the unstable hip in adolescent patients and featured 16 presentations from a multidisciplinary group  of experts in adult and pediatric orthopaedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, student-athlete behavioral health and wellness, musculoskeletal radiology, and sports performance. 

“We designed this year’s conference with individual segments dealing with diagnosis, non-operative care, operative approaches, and postoperative care of adolescent hip patients,” explains Dr. McClincy. 

Featured presentations from the conference will be available for viewing and CME credit by visiting the UPMCPhysicianResources.com website.

Lectures and presentations from faculty delivered at this year’s conference include:

  • 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