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Joel Wells, M.D., M.P.H.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

The hips don't lie: Signs it's time to consider hip replacement

When our hips don’t move well, it can lead to reduced mobility and pain. Joel Wells, M.D., discusses treatment options and when it might be time to think about a hip replacement.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Reaching the summit after hip dysplasia surgery: Cynthia's story

Adult hip dysplasia nearly stole Cynthia's mobility. But an advanced surgery gave it back – and got the UT Southwestern operating room nurse hiking up mountains again. See her story now.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Hip dysplasia is not just a condition that affects your dog

Hip dysplasia is a term most people associate with their dogs, but the condition is the leading cause of hip arthritis in young women and it is also the most common abnormality among newborns, according to the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. UT Southwestern Dr. Joel Wells and his team have discovered a new protein that can predict osteoarthritis in patients.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Young and hip: Joint preservation surgery may be the long-term answer to hip pain

Dr. Joel Wells talks about joint preservation surgery in the young adult with symptomatic hip pain can prevent osteoarthritis progression. At UT Southwestern, we’re emphasizing preservation of the native hip in patients from 14 years of age to adult, rather than replacing the native hip with a prosthesis.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Young and hip: joint preservation surgery is sometimes the answer

We generally associate hip pain with aging, but adolescents and young adults can develop serious hip problems as well. Dr. Wells reviews some of these issues and the surgeries to correct them.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Tracking hip surgery variables

A UT Southwestern orthopaedic surgeon has launched a registry to better equip physicians in advising hip surgery patients and controlling factors known to negatively affect patient experiences.