Western Orthopaedics - Hip

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Hip pain can be the result of a condition that has developed over time, such as bursitis and arthritis, or of a recent hip injury, such as a hip fracture or hip dislocation.

In some cases, and if not detected early, conditions such as hip bursitis and hip arthritis, may create extreme bone and joint discomfort, make surgery a credible option for relieving your hip pain. 

The most frequest cases for pain in the hip can be related to an orthopaedic condition that has emerged over time. 

Signs and symptoms of hip pain include:

  • Joint pain felt in the front of the hip, along the outside of the hip, in the groin, or over the buttock area
  • Discomfort and swelling in the thigh and knee
  • Joint inflammation or hip muscle spasms, which may cause fluid accumulation in the hip joint
  • Limping or the inability to walk comfortably on the affected side
  • Inability to bend or rotate the hip
  • Soreness and the feeling of the hip throbbing while sleeping or resting
  • Fever, redness, and warmth - which are signs of infection

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, you may have a hip condition, such as hip osteoarthritis, hip bursitis, hip arthritis, or an injury like a fractured hip, dislocated hip, hip flexor injury, or labral tear.

At Western Orthopaedics, we understand that pain in the hip can make everyday tasks difficult. If you are suffering from hip and joint pain or have a hip injury or condition, consult with one of our hip doctors at Western Orthopaedics by calling 303-321-1333.

To learn more about painful conditions of the hip please feel free to visit the links below.

Patient Education Videos:

Common Conditions of the Hip:


  • Femoroacetabular Impingement or FAI

    Femoroacetabular Impingement or FAI is now recognized as a reason for disabling hip pain in adolescents and adults and a possible etiology of early hip arthritis.
  • Hip Pain in Young Adults

    Pain coming from the Hip joint can be felt in several locations.
  • Hip Arthritis

    Hip pain can have many causes, one of which is arthritis, a condition in which the joint's protective cartilage surfaces break down and deteriorate
  • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip

    Avascular necrosis, also know as osteonecrosis, is a rare but serious disease that can destroy the hip joint and necessitate hip replacement surgery.
  • Greater Trochanteric Bursitis

    This is very common reason for pain on the side of the hip.
  • Inter-trochanteric Hip Fractures

    Hip fractures are a common problem for our elderly population.
  • Femoral Neck Fracture

    Many of the statements regarding inter-trochanteric hip fractures also apply to fractures of the femoral neck.

Animations of the Hip

View Educational Anatomy Animations

Dr. Parks Interviewed - Metal on Metal Hip Replacements

CBS News interviews Dr. Parks regarding Metal-0n-Metal Total Hip Replacements

Hip FAI Presentation

Hip FAI Presentation

                                                                                             Dr. White's Hip FAI Talk for Patients Considering Surgery 

Back on Course

Back on Course
Professional ski mountaineer Janelle Smiley breaks world record after complex hip surgery
by Porter Adventist Hospital orthopedic surgeon Brian J. White, MD.  Click to read more.