Hip Pain

Third Day Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Jeff N. Spaw, MD

Orthopedic Surgery & Total Joint Replacement Specialist located in College Station, TX & Brenham, TX

Persistent hip pain can prevent you from performing daily activities, like walking or bending over to pick something up. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon and highly skilled joint replacement specialist Jeffrey Spaw, MD, offers the most advanced treatments for hip pain at Third Day Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in College Station and Brenham, Texas. To find relief from hip pain, call or book an appointment online today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What causes hip pain?

The hip is one of the largest joints in your body, formed where the head of your thigh bone (femur) meets the pelvis. Healthy hips are essential for many basic activities, like walking and getting into and out of a chair.

There are many possible causes of hip pain, from injuries like a hip fracture to medical conditions like arthritis. Dr. Spaw treats a wide range of hip problems, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Hip fractures
  • Hip dislocations
  • Sciatica


Some of these conditions cause pain in areas around the hip, like the groin or lower back.

How is hip pain diagnosed and treated?

To diagnose the underlying cause of your hip pain, Dr. Spaw begins with a thorough review of your symptoms and medical history. He spends time discussing your hip pain with you, including when it started and how it affects daily life.

Then, he carefully examines your hip to evaluate its mobility, strength, and alignment. He may also take an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.

After he diagnoses your condition, Dr. Spaw develops an individualized treatment plan. Minor hip problems may resolve with non-surgical treatments, like physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications.

If your hip pain is severely debilitating or doesn’t improve with treatment, Dr. Spaw may recommend hip replacement surgery.

What is hip replacement surgery?

Hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. This procedure relieves pain and restores function to your hip by removing damaged or diseased tissue and replacing it with artificial components.

Dr. Spaw is a hip replacement specialist and the only surgeon in the area who performs anterior approach hip surgery. He uses the highest quality surgical devices, including DJO® implants.

Anterior approach hip replacement is less invasive than the traditional method. This offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Less damage to healthy tissue
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery time
  • Less pain and limping
  • Reduced risk of hip dislocations


To find out if you’re a good candidate for hip replacement surgery, call Third Day Orthopedics & Sports Medicine or book an appointment online today.

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