Hip Preservation

Through accurate diagnosis, hip preservation services can delay or prevent joint replacement.

Our Hip Preservation Center provides personalized treatment plans for your patients based on what they want to accomplish, whether that’s just going for a nightly walk around the block or something more advanced, like tennis.


If chronic hip pain continues to interfere with your patient’s daily life and limits their performance potential, consider a referral to the Hip Preservation Center. Orthopedic surgeons specialize in hip preservation for patients with consistent:

  • Hip pain
  • Tightness in their hip
  • Clicking in their hip
  • Difficulty sitting comfortably
  • Difficulty getting out of a vehicle
  • Groin pulls


If the condition is caught early, we often can treat non-surgically with anti-inflammatory medications, exercise, physical therapy and weight loss. For more advanced conditions, minimally invasive surgery is available.


The Hip Preservation Center aims to provide an accurate diagnosis of your patient’s pain and develops personalized treatment plans for each patient based on imaging studies, a detailed medical history and in-depth physical exam.


Whatever the cause, the overall goal is to relieve pain, preserve function, slow or stop the progression of degenerative hip disease, return the patient to an active lifestyle, and, whenever possible, avoid hip replacement.


We treat a variety of patients, including NFL, PGA, LPGA and NHL athletes to professionals in ballet and martial arts.


Periacetabular Osteotomy for Hip Dysplasia

We’re among just a handful of programs in the nation performing periacetabular osteotomy.


The Hip Preservation Center at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, uses periacetabular osteotomy as a potential treatment for hip dysplasia in younger adults caused by a deformity in the curved part of the hip bone.



As you’re likely aware, hip dysplasia is a leading cause of hip pain, movement issues and early arthritis in adults under 50.


During the procedure, a surgeon on the Baylor Dallas medical staff will create a more normal hip socket with a series of cuts and specifically placed screws to better align the top of the thigh bone with the hip socket.


The periacetabular osteotomy procedure typically relieves hip pain, reduces movement issues and may last for decades to help patients avoid hip replacement surgery.  


We recently developed a new, high-tech wearable device that makes diagnosis easier and more precise, under the direction of Hal Martin, DO, Medical Director of the Hip Preservation Center at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health.


Self-reported pain measures from the patient combined with real-time 3D images of the joint identifies a likely diagnosis based on how painful certain activities were and what their joints looked like when doing them.


Learn more about how the Automated Diagnostic System device may provide a faster diagnosis and better outcome for your patients at Baylor Dallas.

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Orthopedics at Baylor Scott & White Health

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we offer expert subspecialty orthopedic care through the use of innovative therapies, minimally invasive surgeries, joint replacement, physical therapy and rehabilitation.

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