Your hips, along with your knees, bear your full body weight and have a wide range of motion making them susceptible to injury and arthritis. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint connecting the head of the femur (upper thigh bone) to the bones that make up the pelvis. Hip pain can be caused by a wide range of issues, from a progressive condition that has developed over time, such as bursitis and arthritis, to an acute injury, such as a fracture or dislocation.

The board-certified specialists at Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance are experts at diagnosing and treating the full range of hip problems associated with sports, aging, trauma, and arthritis. While many hip injuries and conditions can be treated non-surgically, you can feel confident that we have the highest training and expertise when surgery is required. Our goal is maximum recovery of hip function with diligent follow-up after surgery and a customized rehabilitation program to get you back to your normal activities as quickly as possible.

Ascendant’s orthopedic surgeons use the latest techniques to perform hip replacement surgery, fracture repair, hip arthroscopy, labral repair, and minimally-invasive procedures. We understand that hip pain can be disruptive and make everyday activities difficult. Our physicians are committed to developing personalized treatment plans to accommodate your individual condition and get you back to an active lifestyle.

It is important to seek immediate treatment from one of our hip specialists if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of hip pain:

  • Joint pain felt in the front of the hip or along the outside of the hip
  • Pain in the groin or over the buttock area
  • Swelling and discomfort in the thigh and knee
  • Joint inflammation or muscle spasms in the hip
  • Limping or the inability to walk comfortably on the affected side
  • Unable to bend or rotate the hip without pain
  • Soreness or a throbbing sensation while sleeping or resting

Common Conditions

  • Hip Dislocation
  • Labral Tears of the Hip
  • Arthritis of the Hip
  • Hip Fractures
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease of the Hip
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dislocation

Common Indiana Hip Surgery Procedures

  • Femur Fracture Fixation
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Hip Surgery


Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance was formed by joining the two leading providers serving North Central Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. South Bend Orthopaedics (SBO) and Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center (OSMC) bring together the current seven office locations in South Bend, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, LaPorte, Middlebury and Nappanee to form Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance.