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Hip Arthroscopy and Preservation Center

Hip preservation surgery includes a comprehensive group of surgical techniques which repair damage to the injured hip joint and correct underlying bony deformity causing hip pain. Common conditions include labral tears, FAI (Femoroacetabular impingement), and hip dysplasia. Hip arthroscopy has become the most common form of treatment and allows for minimally invasive treatment (2-3 one cm incisions) of many hip disorders. Other common treatments include the PAO (periacetabular osteotomy), proximal femoral osteotomy, and surgical hip dislocation. Dr. Nepple and his team offer a comprehensive approach to pre-arthritic hip disorders in order to maximize the outcomes of these interventions.

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Jeffrey Nepple, MD, MS Assistant professor of orthopaedics at Washington University School of Medicine
Co-Director, Washington University Hip Preservation Service and St. Louis Children's Young Athlete Center

Dr. Nepple specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, and is the Director of the Washington University and St. Louis Children's Young Athlete Center. He has clinical interests in adolescent and young adult hip disorders, including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), labral tears and slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) with a specific focus on minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for the treatment of hip disorders.

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    Surgical Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement: Hip Arthroscopy Versus Surgical Hip Dislocation

    Surgical treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) continues to evolve and is most commonlyapproached with either hip arthroscopy (HA) or surgical dislocation (SD) of the hip... Read More

  • ANCHOR Multicenter Hip Preservation Research

    ANCHOR Multicenter Hip Preservation Research

    Read about how the ANCHOR study group is a world leader in advancing the outcomes of hip preservation surgery in our patients through multicenter, collaborative research.

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society (PRiSM)
  • Academic Network of Conservational Hip Outcomes Research
  • Pediatric ACL Understanding Treatment Options PLUTO
  • Research on Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee (ROCK) Study