Conditions that affect the health of hips, like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, are common among older adults. Even strong and stable hips, with appropriate treatment of arthritis can be impacted by unexpected hip injuries or fractures. Traumatic events like falls and car wrecks often cause severe hip injuries. Advent is available to provide the experience and cutting edge procedures needed to treat all varieties of hip conditions and injuries.


Common Causes

  • Falling forcefully or from elevated heights
  • Direct blows to the hip
  • Overuse and repetitive hip motions
  • Muscle imbalance
  • Bone diseases such as osteoporosis
  • Aging, weakened bones

Hip pain accentuated by motion or impact can be signs of a hip injury. Left untreated, even tolerable symptoms of hip injuries can worsen over time and lead to severe hip arthritis or the necessity of hip replacement surgery. Seek medical advice if you experience persistent hip pain, sudden swelling, or the inability to bear weight on the injured leg. Because time is of the essence, Advent is committed to scheduling your appointment quickly.


Advent providers can identify the severity of your hip injury and recommend options for recovery. Some conditions of the hip may be treatable through physical therapy or an injection.  In cases of hip fractures, hip surgery is often the best option for full recovery. Those with advanced stages of arthritis will likely need to consider hip replacement surgery.



Advent surgeons perform more hip surgeries than any other group of providers in McLennan County. Surgeries performed range from routine procedures to the most complex revisions.  When you need the best possible care for you or your loved one’s hip problem, turn to the group with most experience – Advent Orthopaedics.



Not only do Advent’s surgeons have the highest level of experience in the region,  they also offer cutting edge minimally invasive surgery and pain control procedures for hip conditions.  These techniques spare muscle, speed recovery, and reduce pain.   When only the best will do, look to Advent for world-class care for all hip conditions.

Dr. Lance Ellis

Dr. Ellis routinely performs hip surgeries and treats a wide range of hip conditions non-surgically, as well.  He puts his patients and their families first, spending time with them explaining each condition and all available treatment options.  Dr. Ellis is very familiar with the most advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, and also utilizes the newest pain control protocols to provide patients with teh greatest comfort possible to speed recovery.  Dr. Ellis is currently accepting new patients and is in-network with most major insurance providers.

DR. Brent Bauer

Dr. Bauer is a passionate provider with extensive experience treating conditions and injuries of the hip.  He is experienced in both surgical and non-surgical treatment options, as well as traditional and minimally invasive techniques.  Along with all of the providers at Advent, Dr. Bauer is committed to his patients’s full recovery, utilizing the least invasive means necessary.   New patients with hip injuries and conditions, under most major insurance networks are currently being accepted.

DR. Jeff Blasick

Dr. Blasick recently completed his orthopaedic training and relocated to Waco, joining Advent and focusing on sports medicine and joint replacements.  He brings with him a wealth of experience in the treatment of hip conditions as well as knowledge of the latest and most advanced surgical techniques and non-surgical treatments.  He is well-versed in  both traditional and minimally invasive surgeries and is committed to providing world-class care to his patients and their families.  Dr. Blasick is available to perform surgery at both Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center and Providence Hospital, and is accepting new patients under all major insurance programs.

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