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The specialty-trained hip doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center, located in Las Vegas and Henderson, are regional experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating hip injuries and conditions.

When most people hear about hip pain, they associate it with old age. While it’s true that many older people are at a higher risk for hip issues because their joints have degeneration and because they are more apt to fall due to balance problems, hip issues can occur at any age. As more young people participate in activities like high-intensity workouts, they are increasingly experiencing more hip issues. What makes a hip unique is the fact that it is the largest joint in the body. Because of this, when hips are not functioning properly or are damaged, it can have a significant impact on a person’s life. Hip doctors can offer a variety of pain-relieving treatments, including a hip replacement, if that procedure or treatment method is best for the patient.

Common Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage degeneration
  • Dysplasia
  • Fractures
  • Hip joint deformities
  • Labral tears
  • Nerve conditions, such as a pinched nerve
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis

Common Symptoms

If you are suffering from any of the following common symptoms, it is recommended you seek nonsurgical care or surgical treatment from a hip doctor near you:

  • Extremely limited range of motion
  • Groin pain
  • Inability to bend or rotate the hip
  • Inflammation in the joint
  • Joint pain outside and/or inside of the hip
  • Muscle spasms
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling in the thigh and knee
  • Throbbing or soreness

Common Procedures

At Desert Orthopaedic Center, our specialists understand that hip or joint pain can impact the quality of life for a patient. While conservative or minimally invasive treatment options are recommended first, your injury or condition may require a more advanced type of treatment, such as surgery. Our surgeons use the newest techniques and technology.

Some common procedures or techniques our surgeons use include the following:

  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopy
  • Complex hip revision surgery
  • Direct anterior hip replacement
  • Labral repair
  • Preservation procedures, such as pelvic osteotomy
  • Resurfacing
  • Total hip replacement

Our doctors are committed to delivering specialized care and a customized treatment plan focused on the needs of the patient so our patients are able to return to their daily activities quickly and safely.

Contact us today to consult with a hip specialist at Desert Orthopaedic Center located in Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada. Please call (702) 731-4088 or request an appointment online to be seen at our CentralNorthwestSouthwest, West Central, or Henderson office.


With years of experience and advanced training devoted to orthopaedic care, our specialty-trained doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center are the region's experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating hip injuries and conditions, and they are dedicated to working with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan suited to your unique needs and goals.

Our hip surgeons, Dr. John Baldauf, Dr. Roger Fontes, Dr. Kyle HancockDr. Chad Hanson, Dr. Parminder Kang, Dr. Russell NevinsDr. Steven Nishiyama, Dr. Craig Tingey, Dr. Richard Winder, and Dr. Richard Woodworth, have the knowledge and expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your injury or condition.

To consult with a hip doctor at our practice, please request an appointment online or call (702) 731-4088 to be seen at one of our offices conveniently located in Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada.

Helpful Hip Wellness Tips From Our Doctors

Perform low-impact exercises, such as walking, cycling, or utilizing an elliptical machine, cannot only help you avoid hip joint pain, but it may also help reduce the pain you may be currently experiencing.


Remember to always warm up before exercising and stretch afterward to avoid hip joint stiffness.


Listen to your body and do not overdo it. Pacing yourself while exercising can help avoid overuse injuries.

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