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Welcome to the Hip Center

The hip joints can wear out over the years due to activities associated with your daily life. Fractures and conditions such as arthritis can increase damage which ultimately can reduce your mobility and ability to live independently. Our team of specialty-trained hip surgeons at Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute treat and rehabilitate patients with both complex and simple hip disorders. They have extensive training and experience in performing highly specialized hip procedures. Our goal is to get you back on your feet and back to your best. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hip conditions and the surgical treatment of these joints. We perform total hip joint replacement, revisions of total joint replacements, hip revision, and total hip arthroplasty. Our surgeons are proficient in the latest joint replacement procedures, including minimally invasive techniques.

Fellowship Trained

Robert J. Avino, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Total Joint Replacement

Interests: Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement, Robotic Total Knee Replacement, Robotic Partial Knee Replacement, Revision Total Joint Replacement

Michael Cooney, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

Interests: Sports Medicine, Trauma-Related Injuries, Arthroscopy, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, Fracture Management, General Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery

Michael Leighton, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Sports Medicine

Interests: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, General Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery, Total Shoulder Replacement, Trauma-Related Injuries

Andrew R. Noble, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Total Joint Replacement

Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement

Scott Norris, D.O.
Fellowship Trained: Sports Medicine

Interests: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, General Orthopaedics, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Fracture Management, Shoulder Surgery, Trauma-Related Injuries


Kenneth Gerszberg, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle

Interests: General Orthopaedics, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Trauma-Related Injuries, Total Ankle Replacement, Foot & Ankle Surgery

James Kerpsack, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Interests: Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, General Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Trauma-Related Injuries

Fernando Mora, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Interventional Pain Medicine

Interests: Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Pain Management, Spine Fractures

Andrew Seltzer, D.O.
Fellowship Trained: Hand/Wrist/Upper Extremity Surgery

Interests: Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, General Orthopaedics, Hand/Wrist Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, Total Wrist Joint Replacement, Total Finger Joint Replacement


The hip joint is one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body. This ball-and-socket joint allows the leg to move and rotate while keeping the body stable and balanced. Two bones meet at the hip joint, the femur and the pelvis. The femur, commonly called the thigh bone, is the longest and heaviest bone of the body. At the top of the femur, positioned on the femoral neck is the femoral head. This is the "ball" of the hip joint. The other part of the joint, the "socket" is found in the pelvis.


Patients typically experience hip pain when there is a problem affecting the hip, pelvis, or lower back. Based on symptoms your orthopaedic surgeon will perform physical examination, X-rays and other scans, to identify the cause of your pain.


Overuse and damage from activity can lead to a range of injuries, including muscle strain, cartilage deterioration, or hip bone fracture. Any injury or disease of the hip will adversely affect the joint's range of motion and ability to bear weight. Age can play a factor as well. Wear and tear might manifest over time, and some hip joint conditions may be caused by arthritis. Some of the most common types of hip conditions include:

Care & Management

Whether it’s golfing, hiking, tennis, biking or even just walking, you deserve to keep doing what you love. We offer the best treatment plans so you can continue to live fully and independently. From arthritis to hip fractures, Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute hip specialists are uniquely positioned to care for your injury or pain, using the most cutting-edge technology and solution treatments.

Hurt Today? Get Treated Today!

We know that injuries occur when you least expect them. That’s why we are proud to offer our Orthopaedic Urgent Care in West Palm Beach so you can get the right care you need right now for your bone, joint, or muscle injury.

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    7701 Southern Blvd
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    West Palm Beach, FL 33411