World-Class Hip Care Begins at the Region's Most Preferred Orthopaedic Practice—EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

Our fellowship-trained or specialty-trained hip doctors, Dr. Mark Brazinski, Dr. Donald Campbell, Dr. Christopher Daley, Dr. Jeffrey Keverline, Dr. Stephen Sladicka, and Dr. James Stanislaw, are dedicated hip specialists board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and committed to providing patients with the compassionate, world-class care they deserve and need to emerge stronger.

Our hip doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions of the hip, including arthritis, bursitis, and fractures. Additionally, they are not only highly skilled in providing nonsurgical care to treat hip pain but also in performing hip surgery, including minimally invasive surgery and hip replacement.

How Our Hip Surgeons Help Patients Emerge Stronger

When our hip doctors develop an individualized treatment plan for a patient with a hip injury or condition, their first step is to always look at nonsurgical treatment options that will help instead of recommending surgery. Sometimes, the hip problem can be solved without the need for surgery with treatments such as physical therapy or medication.

However, if nonoperative treatments fail to provide relief for the patient or their pain becomes debilitating, our hip surgeons will recommend a surgical treatment plan that is right for the patient's hip injury or condition. Our surgeons have undergone extensive training in surgeries relating to the hip, including hip replacement, and are dedicated to using the latest treatment options as well as advanced surgical techniques.

Specializing in a variety of surgeries that can be used to treat pain in the hip or hip joint, our surgeons are experts in the following surgeries:

  • Direct anterior hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Posterior approach to hip replacement
  • Surgical fracture care
  • Total hip replacement

Our surgeons understand that patients sometimes have concerns about undergoing surgery, which is why they are dedicated to spending time to educate and provide patients with an understanding of the surgery as well as how it will be beneficial. They also make sure they answer any questions the patient might have about the hip or joint replacement surgery.

Do You Need World-Class Hip Care?

If you are noticing any of these symptoms, you should consider consulting with a hip doctor or surgeon:

  • Debilitative hip pain that is affecting your life
  • Groin pain
  • Hip feels unstable
  • Hip is tender or stiff
  • Hip pain after a fall
  • Hip pain that is affecting your ankle and foot
  • Knee pain that is affecting the hip
  • Pain when moving your hip joint
  • Pain when standing or walking
  • Severe hip pain
  • Swelling around the hip joint

Patients with hip pain or any of the above symptoms often seek help from a doctor or surgeon specializing in the hip or joint replacement who may diagnose them with one of the following injuries or conditions:

  • A form of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis or post-traumatic arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage damage
  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Fracture
  • Hip dislocation
  • Labral tear
  • Sports-related injury
  • Tendon injury

If you have hip pain or have suffered a hip injury, our hip doctors are ready to provide you with the world-class hip care you need. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors specializing in the hip by calling (828) 324-2800 or requesting an appointment online.

We have eight offices located throughout North Carolina—our offices include Granite Falls, Hickory, Lenoir, Marion (AccessOrtho Only), Morganton, Newton, Taylorsville, and Valdese.

Emerge Stronger, Healthier, and Better at EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

At EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region, our patients are always our top priority. Our entire team, from our hip, knee, and joint replacement doctors and surgeons to our physical therapists and additional providers, is focused on providing you with the compassionate, world-class bone, joint, and muscle care you need to emerge stronger and get back to doing the things you love.

Our hip specialists will be by your side through every step of your journey to pain relief, from diagnosis and nonoperative treatment or surgery to recovery and rehabilitation. Whether you have arthritis, a hip fracture, or hip joint pain or you need hip surgery, such as a total hip replacement, our doctors will be right beside you.