Hip Doctor

Dedicated to serving the orthopedic needs of Columbus, North Vernon, Seymour, Greensburg, and the surrounding areas since 1976, Southern Indiana Orthopedics offers exceptional hip care from our specialty-trained hip doctors so you can get stronger.

From fractures to osteoarthritis, hip injuries and wear-and-tear conditions can lead to intense pain and limitation without proper treatment. This pain and restriction in the hip can make it harder to get around and carry out daily tasks. Hip pain can even keep you from a good night's sleep.

Thankfully, patients with hip pain can get relief through specialized treatment. Surgery is not always necessary, and many hip conditions can be resolved through nonsurgical solutions, such as physical therapy and pain management. Chronic hip pain from arthritic conditions is often treated using total hip arthroplasty (total hip replacement) surgery or other surgical interventions.

Surgeons and physicians who specialize in orthopedic care, joint replacement, and sports medicine can determine the cause of a patient's hip ailment and chart the best course toward recovery.

Orthopedic surgeons and hip specialists treat patients with any condition related to hip pain, including:

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Damaged cartilage
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), or hip impingement syndrome
  • Groin pain
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Hip fractures
  • Hip labral tears
  • Knee, ankle, and leg injuries affecting the hip
  • Muscle injuries
  • Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis
  • Sports-related injuries

Advanced Hip Care in Columbus, North Vernon, Seymour & Greensburg

When you see one of our hip doctors, the first step will be the diagnosis. This may include taking your medical history and the use of state-of-the-art, on-site imaging, such as X-ray and MRI. Using these tools, our doctors will thoroughly examine your hip joint and find out what's causing the pain in your leg, groin, or hip area. Your doctor will then discuss potential treatment options.

Orthopedic treatments come in different forms. When possible, our specialists will recommend nonsurgical options—helping you avoid hip surgery or a hip replacement. If nonoperative options won't suffice for your hip issue, your hip surgeon can walk you through surgical options. The hip surgery you need will depend on your specific condition. For some cases of osteoarthritis, you may be a candidate for total hip replacement or hip replacement using the minimally invasive anterior approach. Your doctor will be able to determine which surgery will best serve your needs.

Hip replacement surgery is very similar to other joint replacements, such as knee replacement or shoulder replacement. During a hip replacement surgery, your specialty-trained hip doctor will remove the damaged hip joint and insert a new, synthetic hip implant.

Visit the page linked below for more on hip replacement surgery and the care offered by our joint replacement surgeons.

Our specialized surgeons have extensive expertise in a broad range of hip treatments, including:

Our advanced hip arthroscopist, Dr. Eric Tannenbaum, uses the minimally invasive techniques of hip arthroscopy to provide hip preservation procedures for patients with certain hip conditions. Use the button below to learn more about hip arthroscopy.

Hip Arthroscopy

From consultation to surgical follow-up care and everything in between, our specialists are dedicated to ensuring your needs are met every step of the way. Whatever your surgical or nonsurgical needs, we have you covered.

When you're ready to get stronger, consult with one of our specialty-trained hip surgeons to take your first step toward healing with your comprehensive, individualized treatment plan. Call (812) 376-9353 or request an appointment online to see by one of our hip specialists in Columbus, North Vernon, Seymour, or Greensburg.

We also offer hip and knee treatment as well as sports medicine care at our urgent care clinic in Columbus, where walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is necessary.

Orthopedic Urgent Care

The Strength of Experience at Southern Indiana Orthopedics

At Southern Indiana Orthopedics, we have the expertise and technology to provide exceptional orthopedic care dedicated to making you stronger. Our orthopedic surgeons and doctors, including our knee surgeons, have extensive, specialized knowledge, training, and experience to provide the treatment you need to reach your goals. Our hip surgeons, Dr. Douglas Federle, Dr. Cary Guse, Dr. Matthew Lovell, Dr. Eric Tannenbaum, and Dr. Sean Wilson, are all board-certified or fellowship-trained and are dedicated to serving patients' individual needs with compassion and exceptional care.

If you have hip pain or believe you need a joint replacement, consider making an appointment with one of our hip doctors. Don't allow your hip problem to go undiagnosed or untreated, and return to a pain-free life, and to full mobility. Call (812) 376-9353 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online and be seen at our main location in Columbus or at our North Vernon, Seymour, or Greensburg outreach clinics.