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Marc Philippon

Marc Philippon M.D.

Director of Hip Research
Steadman Philippon Research Institute

181 W. Meadow Drive, Vail, Colorado, 81657, United States

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Marc Philippon - Professional Summary:   

Dr. Marc J. Philippon, orthopaedic surgeon, is recognized worldwide for his work in sports medicine/hip disorders, and particularly for his pioneering work in the advancement of hip arthroscopy.  He joined The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado in 2005 and is currently a Managing Partner and the Director of Hip Research at The Steadman Philippon Research Institute, a global leader in orthopaedic research.


Dr. Philippon is internationally known for performing joint preservation techniques utilizing arthroscopic hip surgery to treat painful joint injuries.  He performs on high-level athletes who constantly use powerful hip rotation. He is a consultant to the NHL, NFL, NBA, and MLB.


Dr. Philippon’s research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals.  His study, “The Relationship Between Offset Angle Alpha and Hip Chondral Injury in Femoroacetabular Impingement” was one of the top ten articles most cited by the Arthroscopy Journal between 2008 and 2011. He also contributed to a 2010 International Olympic Committee (IOC) consensus paper on the use of platelet-rich plasma in sports medicine by reviewing evidence to evaluate the use of PRP for treating a number of injuries and conditions.  Dr. Philippon has published numerous other scientific articles in sports medicine and orthopaedic journals and is a well-known presenter at global sports medicine and orthopaedic meetings.


Dr. Philippon has performed surgery in 15 countries and currently serves on numerous executive boards, including the USSA, NHLPA, Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, The Steadman Philippon Research Institute, and ISHA.


Marc Philippon - Professional Experience:   

He served as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and later was the Director of Sports Related Hip Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was also Director of the UPMC Golf Medicine Program.


Marc Philippon - Education:   

Dr. Philippon earned his medical degree with an academic scholarship from McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1990, and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1995. 


Marc Philippon - Interests:      

Dr. Philippon is an active member with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is also a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a Master Instructor with the Arthroscopy Association of North America, Masters Experience Hip Course, and a Member of the Herodicus Society.



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About Steadman Philippon Research Institute


Mission: The Institute is dedicated to keeping people of all ages physically active through orthopaedic research and education in the areas of arthritis, healing, rehabilitation, and injury prevention.


Dr. J. Richard Steadman, an orthopaedic surgeon, founded the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in 1988. The SPRI is an independent, tax-exempt (IRS code 501(c)(3)) charitable organization, employing scientists, researchers, fellows, visiting scholars, and interns.


The Steadman Philippon Research Institute is known throughout the world for our research into the causes, prevention and treatment of orthopaedic disorders. We are committed to solving orthopaedic problems that limit an individual's ability to maintain an active life.


Our research perspective is based on clinical relevance, with a goal of improving the care of the patient. Recognizing that the body's innate healing powers can be harnessed and manipulated to improve the healing process has led to exciting advances in surgical techniques, such as microfracture and innovative rehabilitation developed by Dr. Richard Steadman, and validated at our Institute. Today, the Institute is recognized worldwide for Dr. Marc Philippon’s pioneering research for the treatment of sports related injuries to the hip.

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