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Pediatric 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.

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Children's National Hospital

Syed Ahmed

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hip, Sports, Trauma and Deformity Specialist
Ben Martin

Benjamin Martin

Associate Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Spine, Hip and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Emily Niu

Emily Niu

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Matthew Oetgen

Matthew Oetgen

Division Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Spine, Hip and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Jeffrey Peck, M.D.

Jeffrey Peck

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hip, Spine and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Sean Tabaie

Sean Tabaie

Medical Director, Motion Capture Lab
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Cerebral Palsy, Limb Lengthening and Deformity and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Our Stories

Our Stories

Elise sitting in a chair smiling

Elise's Story

While attempting an enormous leap during a dance rehearsal, 16-year-old Elise landed incorrectly on her left leg and felt searing pain. She was immediately rushed to urgent care. With the help of physical therapy, Elise was able to return to dancing pain-free. Read more about her story.

Departments

Departments

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.