Hip Doctor

At University Orthopaedic Surgeons, we are committed to providing the hip care patients need to excel. We proudly serve our communities in Knoxville, Sevierville, and the surrounding areas with specialized and compassionate care from our highly trained and skilled doctors, surgeons, and staff. 

Hip pain is a common ailment and has many potential causes. Regardless of why you're experiencing hip pain, the effect can be debilitating. Discomfort in your hip can impede your mobility, prevent you from sleeping well at night, and interfere with day-to-day responsibilities at home, work, or school. Luckily, there is an answer for those who struggle with hip pain or a hip injury. The first step is meeting with a doctor who can recommend the best treatment options. If you're suffering from discomfort in the hip or have hip pain, our hip specialists can help. They treat a wide range of medical conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Damaged cartilage
  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip fracture/broken bone
  • Knee pain or other knee ailments
  • Other orthopaedic conditions
  • Sports-related injuries

When you visit one of our state-of-the-art orthopaedic clinics, you'll first receive a full evaluation from one of our specialty-trained hip doctors, who can provide you with an accurate diagnosis. From there, they will be able to recommend the best treatment option. This may be surgery, or it may be something nonoperative.

Some hip conditions, including hip arthritis, can be treated effectively through physical therapy, exercise programs, medications, or a combination of these approaches. These nonsurgical treatments are usually recommended first, but if they do not prove effective, orthopaedic surgery could be necessary for you to be healthy and pain-free again.

There are different orthopaedic procedures that our surgeons can perform, including hip arthroscopy or hip arthroplasty, more commonly referred to as hip replacement surgery.

Total hip replacement is recommended for patients with various forms of severe arthritis. The procedure involves the removal of damaged tissues in the hip joint and the placement of artificial joint components that move and function naturally to reduce a patient's pain when standing, walking, or resting. 

Learn More About Hip Replacement

Visiting a medical doctor is recommended if your hip injury or condition meets any of these criteria:

  • You experience numbness or tingling after prolonged sitting or standing
  • Your hip pain has increased over time
  • Your hip pain is not resolved by conservative treatment methods
  • Your hip pain makes it difficult to sleep or carry out everyday activities
  • Your hip pain radiates down to your leg and knee
  • Your hip pain worsens, despite the use of home remedies

Our hip doctors understand that pain can keep you from living life to the fullest. To schedule an appointment with one of our hip specialists, call (865) 546-2663 for our UT Research Park and Sevierville offices, (865) 218-9300 for our West Knoxville office, or request an appointment online.

Exceptional Care at University Orthopaedic Surgeons

Our years of experience and advanced training devoted to the care of orthopaedic issues, including those of the hip, make us who we are, but our compassionate care of our patients is what makes us dedicated to you. Our hip, sports medicine, and joint replacement specialists at University Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Brian EdkinDr. Michael Eilerman, Dr. Michael Kern, Dr. Benjamin KoppDr. Michael McCollum, Dr. William Oros, Dr. Brian Tonne, and Dr. Kostas Triantafillou, are unparalleled experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating hip and sports-related injuries and conditions in a broad range of patients, and they continuously strive to exceed our patients' expectations in the delivery of care.

To consult with a University Orthopaedic Surgeons hip surgeon, please request an appointment online or call (865) 546-2663 for our UT Research Park and Sevierville offices or (865) 218-9300 for our West Knoxville office.