Your hips are a fundamental component of your daily life. Whether you’re sitting, standing, walking, or bending, the hip joint allows for a great deal of motion in a variety of directions. Connecting the thighbone to the trunk, the hip is a ball-and-socket joint that is susceptible to dozens of different hip conditions and diseases, including arthritis, fractures, and bursitis.
Since hip injuries and conditions can impact persons of varying ages and activity levels, orthopedic surgeons and doctors who specialize in treating hip injuries and conditions can also specialize in joint replacement surgery or sports medicine care. Our hip specialists at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Dennis K. Collis, MD, S. Blake Dowdle, MD, Daniel C. Fitzpatrick, MD, Lyle T. Jackson Jr., MD, Brian A. Jewett, MD, Michael C. Koester, MD, Lucas Korcek, MD, Mark E. Mildren, MD, Denise D. Routhier, MD, Steven N. Shah, MD, Daniel V. Sheerin, MD, Timothy A. Straub, MD, Anna van der Horst, MD, and Brandon G. Wilkinson, MD, have extensive training and experience in performing highly specialized hip treatments, from conservative treatment to advanced procedures for those who need a hip replacement or a minimally invasive hip surgery, like hip arthroscopy.
Utilizing Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for joint replacement, our hip surgeons at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are expanding their expertise and care by offering this innovative approach to hip replacement surgery at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. By using the robot to aid in the procedure, robotic-assisted joint replacements offer patients an exact, personalized surgical plan and allow for advanced precision when placing the implant.
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Whether your hip pain is new to you or an issue that has increased with time, you may need to consult with an orthopedic doctor who specializes in the hip if you're experiencing any of the following symptoms:
At Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our specialty-trained hip surgeons and doctors have extensive expertise, experience, and training in treating a vast array of common and complex hip injuries and conditions. Whether you have a condition or injury that can be treated with conservative options or one that may require surgery, such as a hip replacement or hip arthroscopy, you can expect that our hip experts will thoroughly explain your condition or injury and the treatment options available to you and address any question you may have.
To schedule an appointment with one of our hip specialists at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at our Eugene or RiverBend Pavilion location, please call (541) 743-4102 or request an appointment online.