Hip & Knee

Don’t let hip and knee pain keep you from doing the things you love.

Hip Care

Hip pain can be the result of a condition that has developed over time, such as bursitis and arthritis, or from a recent injury, like a hip fracture or dislocation. In some cases, and if not detected early, conditions such as hip bursitis and hip arthritis may create extreme bone and joint discomfort, making surgery a credible option for relieving your hip pain. The most frequent causes for pain in the hip can be related to an orthopedic condition that has emerged over time.

Signs and symptoms of hip pain include:

  • Joint pain felt in the front of the hip, along the outside of the hip, in the groin or over the buttock area
  • Discomfort and swelling in the thigh and knee
  • Joint inflammation or hip muscle spasms, which may cause fluid accumulation in the hip joint
  • Limping or the inability to walk comfortably on the affected side
  • Inability to bend or rotate the hip
  • Soreness and the feeling of the hip throbbing while sleeping or resting
  • Fever, redness and warmth—which are signs of infection

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, you may have a hip condition, such as hip osteoarthritis, hip bursitis, hip arthritis, or an injury like a fractured hip, dislocated hip, hip flexor injury or labral tear.

Knee Treatment

Pain in the knee can be the result of a condition that has developed over time or from overuse like osteoarthritis, arthritis, and runner’s knee, or from the occurrence of a recent sports injury, such as a meniscus tear or dislocated kneecap. In some cases, when conditions such as knee arthritis are not identified early, you can experience extreme bone and joint discomfort, making knee surgery (knee replacement, total knee arthroplasty or knee arthroscopy) possible options to relieving your knee pain.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of knee pain, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible before your knee injury or condition worsens.

  • A popping or snapping noise in or around the knee
  • Feeling that your knee gave out while walking, running, jumping or turning
  • Severe joint pain, pain in the knee, pain in the kneecap, or pain behind the knee
  • Inability to bend or move the knee
  • Limping or inability to walk comfortably
  • Swelling of the knee, join  or calf area

At Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, we understand that hip and knee pain can make everyday tasks difficult and our doctors are here to help.

DMOS Hip & Knee Specialists

Patrick Sullivan, M.D.

Patrick Sullivan, M.D.

Hip, Knee & Shoulder Surgeon

Dr. Sullivan's practice focuses on hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgeries.
Primary Location: DMOS West, 6001 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Wesley Smidt, M.D.

Wesley Smidt, M.D.

General Orthopaedics; Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Hip & Knee Replacement

Dr. Smidt’s practice encompasses all areas of orthopedics, though he has a special interest in sports medicine, total joint replacements, as well as workers compensation injuries.
Primary Location: DMOS East, 1301 Penn Ave., Suite 213, Des Moines, Iowa 50316
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Physician Assistant/s:
Heather Schall, P.A.-C.

Kary R. Schulte, M.D.

Kary R. Schulte, M.D.

Sports Medicine and Knee & Shoulder Surgeon

Dr. Schulte's practice emphasizes the care of knee and shoulder injuries.
Primary Location: DMOS West, 6001 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Chris Nelson, D.O.

Chris Nelson, D.O.

Hip & Knee Surgeon

Dr. Chris Nelson's practice focuses on the areas of hip and knee surgeries.
Primary Location: DMOS West, 6001 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Ian Lin, M.D.

Ian Lin, M.D.

General Orthopaedics; Sports Medicine, Hip & Knee Replacements

Dr. Lin's practice encompasses most area of general orthopedics, including special interests in joint replacement, arthroscopy and sports medicine as well as trauma care.
Primary Location: DMOS East, 1301 Penn Ave., Suite 213, Des Moines, Iowa 50316
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Physician Assistant/s:
Shawna Swain, P.A.-C.

Mark Isaacson, D.O.

Mark Isaacson, D.O.

Joint Replacement and General Orthopaedics

Dr. Isaacson specializes in total knee and hip arthroplasty, complex revision knee and hip arthroplasty, minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacement, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, adult and pediatric fracture care, partial knee arthroplasty, sports-related injury management, as well as workers compensation injuries and some conditions of the hand and wrist.
Primary Location: DMOS Ankeny, 350 NE 36th Street, Ankeny, IA 50021
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Physician Assistant/s:
Nathan Stocco, P.A.-C.

Thomas Dulaney, M.D.

Thomas Dulaney, M.D.

General Orthopaedics, with an emphasis in Sports Medicine and Hip & Knee Replacements

Dr. Dulaney has special interests in joint replacement, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and trauma injuries.
Primary Location: DMOS Carroll, 311 S Clark Street, Suite 285, Carroll, IA 51401
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