Brian J. White, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic hip surgeon who focuses solely on the diagnosis and treatment of hip conditions at Western Orthopaedics, P.C., in Denver, Colorado.
My path towards Orthopaedics began as a patient. An injury caused me to miss multiple seasons of varsity sports, but a surgery returned me to my senior year of athletics. This solidified my desire to pursue medicine so I could have the ability and skill to do this for others. This personal experience has been my driving motivation within my training and allows me greater understanding and compassion towards my patients. Through my training at the following institutions, I have established a solid core foundation that has allowed me to specialize in the surgical care of the hip joint.
- - Washington and Lee University
- - Georgetown University School of Medicine
- - NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases - Orthopaedic Surgical Residency
- - Steadman/Philippon Research Institute - Fellowship in Sports Medicine
My sole focus is the hip joint.
By specializing on only one joint, this allows for greater precision with surgery and, in turn, superior outcomes. Care is provided for patients beginning in their adolescence ranging to the advanced stages of life. The main surgical procedures that I perform are hip arthroscopy and total hip replacements. Arthroscopic treatment of hip disorders has evolved dramatically and this less invasive procedure allows me to reshape the ball and the cup to treat femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). The torn labrum is removed. I then reconstruct the labrum or make a new labrum with a graft. The labral reconstruction provides a dramatic improvement in pain and function as the reconstructed labrum restores the normal biomechanics of the native labrum but should never be able to perceive pain. My goal with all patients is to preserve their hip joint. In some situations, the level of arthritis, or erosion of the cartilage of the joint, makes this impossible. In these patients, a total hip replacement is an excellent option for eliminating pain and restoring function.