Our specialty-trained hip doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics are the area's distinguished experts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients' hip injuries and conditions.

From elite athletes to the elderly, hip pain can affect everyone. The pain comes in different forms, sometimes the result of an injury or accident, like a fall, and other times the result of the bone or cartilage degeneration from wear and tear over time, like arthritis. It's also common for hip problems to originate in another area of the body first, like your groin, thigh, or buttock. No matter the type of pain you are experiencing, a hip doctor can help diagnose your injury or condition and offer treatment options to provide relief.

Know When It's Time to See a Hip Doctor Near You 

You should make an appointment with a hip doctor near you if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Hip pain after a fall
  • Limping due to intense hip pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Pain in the buttocks or groin
  • Pain that radiates from your hip to your knee
  • Searing or sharp pain
  • Stiffness in the hip that results in a limited range of motion
  • Swelling in the hip joint

These symptoms may be an indication of an injury or condition like the following, which our doctors can diagnose and treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis 
  • Deformity of the hip
  • FAI (femoroacetabular impingement)
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip fracture
  • Hip impingement
  • Tears in the labral
  • Tendonitis

Our hip specialists understand that pain in your hip can dramatically affect your daily life. To consult with one of our orthopedic doctors, you can request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730 for an appointment. We have locations in Boulder and Lafayette.

Get Your Life Back in Motion With BoulderCentre for Orthopedics

When it comes to choosing the right doctor to treat your injury or condition, there are a number of factors that you should take into consideration, including their professional training and level of expertise.

Our specialty-trained orthopedic doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics, Brian Blackwood, MD, Austin W. Chen, MD, Dirk W. Dolbeare, MD, Stephen D. Paul, MD, James B. Rector, MD, and Lynn A. Voss, MD, have all completed specialty training specifically in the hip. Some of our doctors have completed fellowship training, which is an extra year of schooling dedicated solely to obtaining the advanced skills and knowledge needed in order to treat conditions and injuries relating to a specific area of the body or medical specialty. All of our specialists have the expertise to diagnose and treat your hip injury or condition individually to your specific needs.

To treat your hip injury or condition, our doctors will always recommend conservative treatment methods first, such as physical therapy, activity modification, or injections. Our surgeons offer a variety of different injections to help treat your hip injury or condition including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, hyaluronic acid, amniotic fluid, steroid, and viscosupplementation. However, there are some instances where these nonsurgical methods do not provide adequate relief and surgery is necessary in order to restore your health. Our surgeons specialize in performing a variety of procedures, which include:

  • Acetabuloplasty
  • Direct anterior hip replacement
  • Femoroplasty
  • Gluteus medius/minimus repair
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip debridement
  • Hip preservation
  • Hip replacement 
  • Hip revision 
  • Iliopsoas tenotomy
  • Labral repair surgery
  • Robotic-assisted total hip replacement surgery (including MAKOplasty)
  • Trochanteric bursectomy

In addition to providing state-of-the-art nonsurgical and minimally invasive surgical care, our doctors also work closely with our physical therapists, taking a team approach in your recovery with the goal of getting you back to your healthy, active lifestyle.

To consult with one of our BoulderCentre for Orthopedics hip doctors about your injury or condition and the available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730.