A therapist helps a woman recover after she had a hip replacement.

An expert in joint replacement surgery, Dr. Benjamin Davis is an experienced and knowledgeable hip surgeon who will help you to get back to the functioning life you enjoy. Dr. Davis and the EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region hip specialists treat many hip conditions and offer several treatment methods, both surgical and nonsurgical. As a patient, you will always be evaluated to find the best treatment method for your recovery. Surgery will only be recommended if absolutely necessary.

Dr. Davis is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacements. His training involved an entire year dedicated to diagnosing and treating hip problems to make him a better hip doctor. Dr. Davis performs many cutting-edge surgeries and offers both anterior or posterior surgical approaches for total hip arthroplasty depending on his patient’s needs . His dedication to the craft makes him stand out as a hip surgeon.

When to see an Orthopedic Hip Specialist

No one should live each day in excruciating pain. If you wonder whether you should schedule a visit to see Dr. Davis, the following guidelines may assist in your decision:

  • Excessive Swelling and Tenderness/ Swelling and tenderness are one of the first signs you need to see a hip doctor. The swelling occurs internally or externally. This could potentially be hip bursitis.
  • Hip Pain from a Fall. There is a chance you may have a hip fracture if you fell and landed hard. The pain can be severe and felt in the hip or groin.
  • Hip Pain Worsens with Activity. If your hip pain increases as you try to become more active, such as working outside or playing a sport, you may have a hip impingement.
  • Constant Hip Pain and Stiffness. Constant pain is an indication of a severe hip problem. This may be caused by overworking, falling, an accident, or arthritis.
  • Hip Pain Interferes with Your Daily Life. If normal, daily tasks become too difficult to perform, you should see a hip doctor. Simple daily activities limited by hip pain are an indication of a bigger problem.
  • Difficulty Sleeping or Getting Out of Bed. If your hip pain keeps you awake at night or you cannot physically get out of bed, you should schedule an appointment with a hip doctor.

It is important to see a doctor sooner than later. Waiting too long may make your hip pain worse or even cause further damage where you must undergo preventable surgery.

Common Hip Pain Causes

Hip pain can happen at any time in anyone’s life. There are several factors that go into someone’s hip pain. The most common causes of hip pain are:

  • Arthritis: Inflammation in the joints causing stiffness and pain
  • Bursitis: When a bursa sac gets inflamed, it can cause hip pain
  • Tendinitis: Inflammation of the tendons causing hip pain
  • Injuries: Whether from work, sports, or an accident
  • Pinched Nerve: Pinched nerves, including sciatica, can cause hip pain

Conditions Treated

Dr. Davis and the EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region hip doctors treat many hip conditions. If you visit a member of our hip team, they will be evaluating you and treating you for:

  • Labral Tear of Hip
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI))
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Hip Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Femoral and Acetabular Version Disorders
  • Walking (gait) Abnormalities

Depending on the severity of your hip injury, you will be guided on a treatment plan specifically for you. After a thorough consultation with one of our hip specialists, you may be suggested nonsurgical treatment methods, such as:

However, if the extent of your injury is too drastic and nonsurgical treatments do not or will not work, surgery may be recommended. Dr. Davis and our team of expertly trained hip surgeons are experienced in the following surgical procedures:

No matter your treatment plan, be sure to follow your doctor’s recovery instructions carefully and accurately. Failure to follow instructions may lead to prolonged recovery time or possibly another surgery.

Years of knowledge and experience have placed Dr. Davis and the EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region hip doctors at the forefront of hip treatment. They have helped thousands of area residents successfully return to their daily activities. To meet with Dr. Davis or another experienced hip surgeon, schedule your appointment.