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Valet Consolidation at Tacoma General/Mary Bridge Children's Campuses

As of Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, valet parking services will no longer be offered at the main entrance of MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital on Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Patients may still be dropped off and picked up at that entrance and valet services are available at other hospital entrances. Learn More
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Hip Preservation

Holistic Hip Care That Won’t Slow You Down

Pain from an injured or diseased hip can make it challenging to participate in the activities you love — from running a half-marathon to sitting in a chair and enjoying a movie. But you don’t have to suffer or settle for being sidelined — MultiCare’s Hip Preservation Program can restore function to your hips so you can lead the life you want.

What is Hip Preservation?

A hip preservation specialist provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for pre-arthritic hip pain. The focus is on repairing and reshaping a patient’s own hip joint through a variety of methods:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medications
  • Injections, such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Minimally invasive surgery, such as hip arthroscopy
  • Realignment surgery

Read more about the conditions treated and procedures offered by MultiCare’s Hip Preservation Program.

How Can Hip Preservation Help?

The goals of hip preservation are to:

  • Significantly reduce hip pain
  • Facilitate participation in activities and sports — without restriction
  • Increase range of motion and stability
  • Maintain and protect the current hip joint
  • Prevent or reduce the need for future hip replacement

Is Hip Preservation for Me?

Hip preservation may be appropriate for you if you are between the ages of 15 and 50 and want to maintain an active lifestyle. During your initial appointment, our hip preservation specialist will work with you to understand the source of your pain and determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment approach. Read more about what to expect during a visit with a hip preservation specialist.

Schedule an Appointment

Call 253-545-5987 to schedule a consultation with Linnea Welton, MD, our hip preservation specialist, at MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine-Auburn.