Center for Adolescent & Young Adult Hip Disorders

The Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Disorders focuses exclusively on providing comprehensive, specialized care to adolescents and young adults with hip disorders, one of the most rapidly advancing subspecialties in orthopedics. The Center is committed to seeing each patient expeditiously.

Center director John Clohisy, MD, and Perry Schoenecker, MD, work in conjunction with the pediatric and adolescent orthopedic surgery service, physiatrists, adult reconstructive surgeons, physical therapists and a dedicated staff of nurses and medical assistants to form an extremely experienced team with the expertise to accurately diagnose and deliver the full spectrum of both non-surgical and surgical solutions. Commonly, these young patients are athletes and we are fully committed to returning them to their sport and recreational activities.

Make an appointment today by calling 314-514-3500, or request an appointment online.

Our Team

The Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Disorders Center focuses specifically on treating hip disorders in patients ages 15 to 50, with a goal of getting them back to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Treatment Approach

During the 10 years that the Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Disorders has been evolving, we have focused on the concept that nearly 90 percent of patients who require a hip replacement later in life have a hip disorder or deformity that has affected them for years. If hip disease is diagnosed and treated early, the natural hip joint often can be preserved, and the onset and progression of hip arthritis may be delayed or even prevented. Treatment strategies cover a spectrum including physical therapy, hip arthroscopy, arthroscopic impingement procedures, hip osteotomies, as well as hip resurfacing and hip replacement for advanced disease.

To set up a consultation or schedule a patient, please contact 314.514.3500 (M–F: 8am–4:30pm).

Collaborative Services

The Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Disorders, headed by Dr. John Clohisy and Dr. Perry Schoenecker, is one of the most rapidly advancing subspecialities in orthopedics. The Center collaborates with our pediatric orthopedic service, physiatrists, adult reconstructive surgeons, physical therapists and a dedicated staff of nurses and medical assistants to form an extremely experienced team with the expertise to accurately diagnose and deliver the full spectrum of both non-surgical and surgical solutions. Treatment strategies cover a spectrum including physical therapy, hip arthroscopy, arthroscopic impingement procedures, hip osteotomies, resurfacing and replacement for advanced disease.

Research & Clinical Trials

For information on current clinical trials related to orthopedics, or to make an appointment with a specialist with Washington University Orthopedics, please call (314) 514-3500 or toll free (866) 867-3627.

Meet Our Team

Robert Barrack, MD

Charles F. and Joanne Knight Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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John Clohisy, MD

Daniel C. and Betty B. Viehmann Distinguished Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Disorders
Director, Joint Preservation, Resurfacing and Replacement Fellowship
Medical Director, Orthopaedic Inpatient Services, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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J. Eric Gordon, MD

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Mark Halstead, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Sports Concussion Program
Medical Director, Young Athlete Center

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Devyani Hunt, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology
Director, Medical Program for Performing Artists

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Jeffrey Nepple, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Young Athlete Center

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Ryan Nunley, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Heidi Prather, DO

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Vice Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Chief of Section in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
PM&R Musculoskeletal Sports Medicine Fellowship Co-Director
Director of Orthopaedic Spine Center

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Perry Schoenecker, MD

Professor
Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedics at Shriners Hospital for Children

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Patient Stories

Mike DiSalvo

Mike DiSalvo - Young Adult Hip

A highlight of Mike DiSalvo’s athletic career occurred in 2008 when he traveled to Germany with his Quincy University soccer team to compete against semi-pro teams. He captained his team to victory in two out of three matches.

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