Hip joints carry a significant amount of a person's weight. So, when these large ball-and-socket joints become damaged or painful, it can make life extremely difficult. An orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the hip joint can help you navigate your pain through a number of nonsurgical and surgical treatment options. Our hip specialists at Orthopedic Associates in St. Louis have extensive experience in hip injuries and conditions, both common and complex, as well as advanced training in hip treatment options and related areas of specialty, such as joint replacement, sports medicine, and adult hip and knee reconstruction. Our hip doctors, Dr. James Burke, Dr. Matthew Collard, Dr. Richard Hulsey, Dr. Robert Kramer, Dr. Christopher Mudd, and Dr. Ryan Pitts,  have gone beyond standard medical training to gain in-depth knowledge in orthopedic hip care and treatments, including innovative procedures and techniques for hip arthroscopy, hip replacements, and reconstructions. It is with their combined expertise, experience, and skill that our practice can offer superior access to exceptional hip care directly to you.


Your specific type of hip pain or symptoms offer insights into your hip condition. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may need to consult with a hip expert: 

  • Bearing weight on the hip causes pain
  • Debilitative hip pain that is affecting your life
  • Hip feels unstable
  • Hip pain is impacting the use of the ankle and foot
  • Knee joint pain
  • Pain in the groin or buttocks

If you have any of the symptoms above, your hip specialist may diagnose you with one of these hip conditions:

  • Acetabulum fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis, or osteonecrosis
  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip fracture
  • Labral tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports-related injury
  • Sprain
  • Tendon injury
  • Trochanteric bursitis


At Orthopedic Associates, our team of board-certified specialists and staff strive for excellence in orthopedic medicine and podiatry, offering exceptional knowledge and skill in every patient encounter. When diagnosing injuries and conditions, our doctors consider all factors and options before offering a care recommendation and are committed to attempting nonsurgical treatment options first before recommending surgery. Our hip doctors, Dr. James Burke, Dr. Matthew Collard, Dr. Richard Hulsey, Dr. Robert Kramer, Dr. Christopher Mudd, and Dr. Ryan Pitts, will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan that specifically meets your individual needs and concerns. 

However, for advanced conditions or serious injuries, hip surgery such as anterior hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, or joint revision surgery may be the best treatment choice. If this is true for you, you can move forward in confidence knowing our dedicated hip surgeons are board-certified, have additional training, and will perform the procedure with care, skill, and precision.  

All along the way—from diagnosis to treatment and surgery as well as postoperative recovery—we are here for you. Our additional services, including digital X-ray, MRI, durable medical equipment (DME), physical therapy, and our surgery center, are all conveniently accessible to you.

We also have the following locations available to you in St. Louis as well as throughout Missouri and Illinois.

To schedule an appointment with one of our hip experts, please call (314) 569-0616 or use the button below.

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