Hip doctors are orthopedic specialists and physicians who have specialized training to diagnose and treat a full range of hip issues and injuries, like hip arthritis, labral tears, and hip bone fractures. These doctors recognize that people with hip problems can face many challenges—in part because the hip joint is a weight-bearing joint and also the largest ball-and-socket joint in the body.

With extensive training and experience in hip joint anatomy, orthopedic surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, and nonsurgical orthopedic care, our team of hip specialists at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma will understand every aspect of your hip condition and help you heal, recover, and advance.

Our hip team includes fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeons Dr. Christopher Browne, Dr. Sarat Kunapuli, and Dr. Ronald Labutti; fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists Dr. Wendy Emerson, Dr. Steven HardageDr. Jay Lorton, and Dr. Blake Shockley. Our hip experts will develop a tailored, comprehensive treatment plan for every patient, using an approach that will best serve that patient and recommending treatments other than surgery first. As specialty-trained orthopedic surgeons, our surgical hip specialists can also perform a full range of surgeries for all your hip joint needs.

Symptoms You May Be Having

Take note if you have any of these symptoms related to the hip. If so, schedule an appointment with a hip doctor or surgeon and get the treatment you need.

  • Buttock pain
  • Feeling pain in your leg, between your hip and your knee
  • Groin pain
  • Need to limp is becoming common
  • Sports-related hip pain, especially after high-intensity exercise
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling, especially at the front or side of the hip joint
  • Trouble walking after a fall

After an exam, your doctor may diagnose you with one of these hip problems:

Our Hip Doctors Care for Patients Just Like You

When a patient first notices hip pain, it’s common to wait to see if it will go away on its own. However, pain may not improve, and some hip injuries should be treated immediately, like fractures. It’s important not to wait too long if you believe you have a joint or muscle problem.

Our hip specialists provide the expert care a patient needs, including medication, X-rays and MRIs, physical therapy, joint injections, other nonsurgical management, or surgery. Our hip specialists are skilled at finding the sources of hip pain, whether the symptoms are from bone, muscle, or tissue problems in the hip or if it is actually caused by a knee or back condition. If it is from a knee problem, many of our hip care doctors also specialize in advanced knee care and can offer the proper treatment options for your knee. If your hip pain is the result of nerve or muscle issues in your back or spine, your hip doctor can refer you to one of our specialty-trained back doctors. 

If hip surgery is recommended, your orthopedic surgeon, backed by our entire surgical hip team, can expertly perform the surgery using our state-of-the-art surgical equipment. If you have an extensive hip problem, like arthritis or issues with a previous hip replacement, our joint replacement and revision surgeons are equipped to provide any necessary reconstructive joint surgery as well, including hip revision, hip preservation surgery, total hip replacement using the posterior approach, and anterior hip replacement.

Our hip experts and all of our dedicated orthopedic surgeons and physicians at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma go beyond simply delivering medical services. They are healthcare professionals who listen to your concerns, expertly answer your questions, and have dedicated their practices to helping people like you move forward and experience less pain and a better quality of life.

Start Your Journey to Heal. Recover. ADVANCE.

We know you want the best doctor to assess and treat your hip pain. Rest assured, our specialized, experienced hip doctors will apply their high-level skills and knowledge to your hip and joint needs.

We are available to see you at multiple locations throughout the region:

For urgent needs, like hip fractures and sports-related injuries, walk in without an appointment at our Advanced Orthopedics Urgent Care, Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – noon. 

If you are ready to find a solution for your hip pain or limitation, schedule an appointment by calling (918) 494-AOOK (2665) or use the button below to request an appointment online.