The Stanford Child & Adult
Hip Preservation Center

The Stanford Child & Adult Hip Preservation Center at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Stanford Children’s Health/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is the first comprehensive program on the West Coast that is focused on treating the unique hip problems affecting children, adolescents, and young adults. Our team of orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, radiologists, and physical therapists collaboratively create tailored treatment programs for your specific situation. Our hip preservation surgeons are trained in both open and arthroscopic techniques to provide the best hip preservation solution for your needs. Our goal is to optimize hip function, enhance your active lifestyle, and to prevent the development of early hip osteoarthritis.

Conditions we treat:

  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
  • Acetabular Dysplasia
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Labral Tears & Hip Cartilage Defects
  • Sports Injuries around the Hip
  • Femoral Anteversion/Retroversion
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Perthes Disease
  • Sequelae of Pediatric Hip Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Hip Deformities
  • Complex Hip Deformities

Surgeries we provide:

  • Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO)
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Labral & Cartilage Repair
  • Surgical Dislocation of the Hip
  • Pelvic and Femoral Osteotomies
  • Total Hip Replacement


Hip Preservation Center Faculty

Stephanie Pun, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
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Marc R. Safran, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Arthroscopy and Sports-Related Problems of the Hip, Knee, Shoulder, and Elbow. Dr. Safran is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with specialty certification in sports medicine. He is Chief of Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Surgery, and a professor of orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Safran is recognized worldwide as a leading innovator in the fields of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. In his clinical practice, he specializes in hip arthroscopy, treatment of elbow pain, knee ligament and cartilage surgery, and shoulder surgery. For each patient, he prepares a precise, comprehensive care plan. His goal is to help every individual enjoy the best possible health and quality of life. Dr. Safran conducts extensive research and has authored more than 275 articles for peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Bone & Joint Journal, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy and Related Surgery, Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery, and many more. Topics include advances in techniques and technology to improve patient outcomes. He has written nine books on sports medicine as it relates to the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip, as well as tennis injuries and biomechanics cartilage research. He also has written more than 150 book chapters on these and other subjects. He is on the editorial board of many journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery, and Journal of ISAKOS. Dr. Safran is a diplomat at the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of prestigious societies such as the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM); the ACL Study Group; the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society (ASES); the Herodicus Society; the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS); the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA); and the Society of Tennis Medicine and Science (STMS). In addition to having served as President of ISAKOS, ISHA, STMS, and the Northern California Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association, he has served on the Board of the AOSSM and ASES.