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Hip pain and related disorders are debilitating conditions affecting millions of Americans. Whether you are suffering from arthritis or a traumatic injury, hip pain can greatly affect your quality of life.

At the University of Vermont Medical Center, our team of orthopedic surgeon specialists has more than 50 years of combined experience in hip pain and total hip replacement; we offer the full range of services for your condition.

Hip Pain: What You Need to Know


Our orthopedic surgeons are a team that uses the latest technology and robotic surgery, where appropriate, to treat hip pain. Another example of the leading-edge technologies we use is hip replacement implants specially designed for your age, gender and unique medical situation.

Personalized Care

We provide an accessible, personalized approach tailored to your individual ip pain needs. We will meet with you and answer any questions you have. Our goal is to help you find the hip pain treatment that is right for you.

Experienced, Trusted Expertise

As a university hospital, our expertise comes from a deep grounding in scientific knowledge and research.

Patients have access to all the resources of our institution - from the best possible diagnostic services to the latest treatments, including robotic surgery, to the most advanced rehabilitative care. Additionally, you will feel the advantage of a strong emphasis on patient education. We are here to answer any questions you have, at any point in your care. We encourage you to learn as much as possible about your hip pain condition.

What is hip pain?

Hip pain is a common problem, and it can be confusing because there are many causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the underlying problem. Some hip pain conditions are:

  • Arthritis
    • Degenerative joint disease of hip
  • Avascular necrosis of femoral head/hip
  • Bone cancer
  • Bone contusion
  • Bone infection (osteomyelitis)
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage injury
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Degenerative joint disease of hip
  • Developmental dysplasia of hip
  • Fracture: acetabulum, femoral head, femoral neck, hip, pelvis
  • Gout
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip Impingement syndrome
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint infection (septic arthritis)
  • Labral tear (tear in the cartilage/labrum that lines the hip socket.
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  • Metastatic bone disease
  • Neoplasm
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Pseudogout
  • Sickle cell disease of bone
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Traumatic hip injuries

Request an Appointment

Request an appointment online with a hip care specialist at the UVM Medical Center, or call 802-847-2663.

Informational Sheets: Total Joint Replacement and Infection Prevention

Download an information sheet about total joint replacement and joint reconstruction at the UVM Medical Center.

Download an information sheet about orthopedic infection prevention at the UVM Medical Center.

Review information from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the National Institute of Health, on:

Related Documents

Information Sheet: Total Joint Replacement and Reconstruction

Orthopedic Infection Prevention

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Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center

 (802) 847-5819

192 Tilley Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403-4440

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Exterior location photo of UVMMC's Orthopedic facility located at San Remo Drive

Orthopedics - San Remo Drive

 (802) 847-5819

6 San Remo Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403-6378

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Carol L. Blattspieler, NP
Orthopaedic Surgery
Stephanie A. Burch, PA-C
Orthopaedic Surgery
Douglas M. Campbell, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Sara T. Child, PA-C
Orthopaedic Surgery
Nathan K. Endres, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
Brittany Granara, NP
Orthopaedic Surgery
Andrew S. Kaplan, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Claude E. Nichols, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
Ross W. Thibodeau, PA-C
Orthopaedic Surgery