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Hip Preservation Program

US News - Stanford Children's Health

Hips are at the core of the body’s structure and function. Many childhood hip problems can result in persistent hip pain and arthritis in adulthood. Through timely diagnosis and treatment, we can turn a painful hip in a growing child into a healthy hip that will last a lifetime.

The Hip Preservation Program is a part of the Children’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center and the Stanford Child and Adult Hip Preservation Center, which is the first comprehensive program on the West Coast that treats hip problems from infancy to old age. Our goal is to enhance hip function in people of all ages and prevent future pain, stiffness and inactivity often associated with arthritis. Patients can seamlessly transition to age-appropriate care, from growing young hips to strong, arthritis-free adult hips.

The program is led by Stephanie Pun, MD, who specializes in hip disorders and cutting-edge surgical treatments. Dr. Pun’s research focuses on hip dysplasia, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), developing new surgical techniques for improving hip function and clinical outcomes of hip preservation surgery.

Contact us at (844) 41-ORTHO (67846) for appointments and more information.

Meet Anika Ljung

Anika in Central Park

Being accepted to the Joffrey Ballet School’s contemporary dance program is an honor that few dancers are given; add the complications of scoliosis and hip dysplasia, and landing a spot at the prestigious program would seem like an impossible dream. But that hasn’t stopped Anika Ljung, who went from being in a wheelchair to dancing eight hours a day in less than a year.

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