Hip Doctor At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center
At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, our expert hip doctors are dedicated to providing exceptional care for patients with hip pain, injuries, and conditions. Our team of orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and pain management specialists work collaboratively to diagnose and treat a wide range of hip issues, from common conditions like arthritis and bursitis to more complex problems such as hip fractures and labral tears. We are committed to helping our patients regain mobility, reduce pain, and improve their overall quality of life through personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs and goals.
The hip is a large, weight-bearing joint that plays a crucial role in our ability to walk, run, and perform daily activities. When the hip joint or surrounding structures are damaged or diseased, it can lead to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you may have a hip condition or injury:
  • Discomfort or swelling in the thigh or knee
  • Groin pain
  • Hip joint pain
  • Inability to bend or rotate the hip joint
  • Knee pain that is affecting the hip
  • Pain following a fall or accident
  • Pain that radiates down into your thighbone
  • Walking is difficult or causes pain
  • Your knee, thigh, or hip is tender to the touch
Hip pain, as well as any of the above symptoms, can have a significant impact on your daily life. If you are experiencing any of those symptoms for more than a few days or if your hip pain worsens, you should schedule an appointment with a surgeon or doctor specializing in the hip. The surgeon or doctor may diagnose you with one of the following injuries or conditions:
  • A type of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis of the hip
  • Cartilage damage
  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Fracture
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Labral tear
  • Sports-related injury

Our Hip Doctors

Kerry M. Donegan

, M.D.

Jeffrey D. Moffett

, M.D.

Casey R. Stuhlman

, M.D.

Nathan E. Williams, II

, M.D.

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Our Hip Center and Joint Replacement Center Can Help You
Our hip doctors are key members of both our Sports Medicine Center and Joint Replacement Center. Having dedicated their practices to accessing, diagnosing, and treating hip injuries and conditions, their hip expertise, knowledge, and experience help create solid foundations for our centers and provide patients with exceptional orthopedic care for their hip-related sports injuries and hip joint pain.

When you are seen by one of our hip specialists, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest level of specialized bone, joint, and muscle care for your hip pain or injury. Committed to offering patients access to the latest evidence-based treatments, techniques, and surgeries, our hip doctors specialize in providing advanced orthopedic care.

To provide an accurate diagnosis of your hip pain, our doctors will assess your hip as well as ask questions about your hip pain. They may also order diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, to help them determine the cause of your hip pain. Once the cause of your pain has been determined, our hip specialists will work together to formulate an individualized treatment plan that utilizes nonsurgical treatment options first instead of recommending surgery, such as hip replacement. These treatments may include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, or another medical treatment. If the conservative treatment options are ineffective at providing relief for your hip pain, our surgeons will develop a surgical plan that is right for you and your pain.

If surgery is recommended for you, our hip surgeons are some of the most highly skilled surgeons and offer a broad range of hip surgeries. This includes the following surgeries and procedures:

  • Direct anterior total hip replacement
  • Hip osteotomy
  • Hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty
  • Revision total hip replacement
  • Surgical fracture care

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the signs and symptoms of a hip condition that requires medical attention?

    Common signs and symptoms of a hip condition include persistent pain in the hip, groin, or thigh; stiffness or limited range of motion in the hip joint; difficulty walking or bearing weight on the affected leg; and a "locking" or "catching" sensation in the hip. If you experience any of these symptoms, it's important to consult with a hip doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

  • What can I expect during my initial consultation with a hip doctor?

    During your first appointment, your hip doctor will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms and concerns, and perform a physical examination of your hip. They may also order diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scans, to better understand your condition and develop an effective treatment plan.

  • What are the non-surgical treatment options for hip conditions?

    Non-surgical treatment options for hip conditions may include physical therapy, pain management techniques, medication, and injections. Your hip doctor will recommend the most appropriate non-surgical treatments based on your specific condition, symptoms, and goals.

  • How do I know if I am a candidate for hip surgery?

    If conservative, non-surgical treatments fail to provide adequate relief from your hip pain or other symptoms, your hip doctor may recommend surgery. The decision to proceed with surgery will be based on a thorough evaluation of your condition, your overall health, your age, and your personal preferences.

  • What is the recovery process like after hip surgery?

    The recovery process after hip surgery varies depending on the type of procedure performed and the individual patient. In general, you can expect some pain and discomfort in the days following surgery, which can be managed with medication. Your hip doctor will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions and guide you through the recovery process, which may include physical therapy to help you regain strength, mobility, and function in your hip. The length of recovery can range from a few weeks to several months, depending on the extent of your surgery and your overall health.