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Hip Preservation

The hip is a critical joint providing mobility, stability and function. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint at the connection between the pelvis and femur (thigh bone). The hip is carefully in balance with the other surrounding structures in the pelvis and lower spine. However, when this balance is distorted, the hip can begin to wear and tear, causing hip pain and discomfort. The field of hip preservation is dedicated to diagnosing and treating hip conditions that lead to hip pain and degeneration.



Weight-Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery) Program
Learn about bariatric (weight-loss) surgery for children and teens at our teen-centered Bariatric Surgery Program.
Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

From sprains and strains to complex congenital conditions, Children’s National Hospital offers one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation with experience in treating all areas from head to toe.