Hip Preservation Clinic

Hip preservation can reduce pain, improve your quality of life and sometimes delay your need for hip replacement surgery. Our specialists will work to save your hip joint and restore your mobility so you can get back to your normal routine.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all conditions related to hip preservation, including:

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    Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis)
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    Cam impingement
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    Complex hip deformities
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    Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
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    Hip cartilage tear (labral tear)
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    Hip dysplasia
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    Hip fracture

Meet Your Care Team

Eric N. Bowman
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4.6

Eric N. BowmanMD

    Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adult Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Stephen M. Engstrom
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4.7

Stephen M. EngstromMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Gregory G. Polkowski
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4.8

Gregory G. PolkowskiII, MD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Jonathan G. Schoenecker
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Jonathan G. SchoeneckerMD, PhD

    Fractures, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Jaron P. Sullivan
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Jaron P. SullivanMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

Why Choose Hip Preservation Clinic at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on healthcare quality. People from throughout the Southeast and across the country rely on us for the best and most innovative care possible. 

  • Knowledge and experience

    We are one of only a few hip preservation clinics in the U.S. Our surgeons are uniquely trained and have extensive experience in hip preservation therapies. Their depth of experience translates into expert, comprehensive care for you.

  • A team approach

    Our doctors will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your hip. In some cases you may see two doctors at the same appointment. They will gather a complete medical history, perform a physical exam and review diagnostic imaging. Together they will thoroughly explain your diagnosis and provide you with a care plan to meet your unique needs.

  • Advanced research

    As part of an academic medical center, we investigate new, more effective approaches to orthopaedic care. This means you have access to the latest treatment options available.

  • Second opinions

    A second opinion can help you make the best decisions. We review your medical history, diagnostic tests, any previous treatments and your personal preferences to provide you with an informed opinion.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services including:

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    Braces
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    Cartilage (labral) repair
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    Derotational femoral osteotomy
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    Hip arthroscopy
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    Hip joint injections
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    Open and closed reduction of congenital hip dislocations
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    Open surgery
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    Periacetabular osteotomy

Locations (3)

1215 21st Ave. S., Suite 4200
Nashville, TN 37232