Dr. Felipe Augusto Ribeiro Batista

Hip and Bone Disease Specialist

Since the beginning of his academic life, Dr. Felipe has been dedicated to research, projects, and services. These have been aimed at improving his performance and equipping him with the high-level skills needed to perform his role. At present, he offers clinical and surgical treatments as a hip specialist in Higienópolis.

Academic Education

Dr. Felipe Augusto Ribeiro Batista has a strong academic background that enables him to provide the best patient care:

  • Medicine: He graduated with a degree in Medicine from the School of Medical Sciences, Santa Casa de São Paulo in 2011;
  • Specialization in Hip Surgery: He specialized in hip treatments and surgery from Santa Casa de São Paulo in 2016;
  • Improvement in Orthopedic Oncology: He further advanced his area of expertise by becoming a specialist in Orthopedic Oncology. Through this, he specialized in the area of orthopedics that focuses on treating tumors that affect the bones, joints, soft tissues.

Specialties of our Orthopedic Surgeon

After excelling in his role as a Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology (TEOT – Final Score 8.85), Dr. Felipe became a member of the Brazilian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology. His commitment to exceptional medical care motivates him to continue updating his training and constantly adding to his knowledge.

Complementary training:

  • Bone and Biomaterial Failures Course – Trauma Group (2015), IOT-HCFMUSP, IOT, Brazil;
  • As of 2017, there were over 22 complementary training courses on the curriculum.

 Professional activities:

  • HEPATO – Surgery of the Digestive System, Hepatology and Transplants, HEPATO, Brazil (completed during his academic period);
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences, Santa Casa de São Paulo, FCMSCSP, Brazil;
  • São Paulo Air Base – Brazilian Air Force, FAB, Brazil;
  • Fernandinho Simonsen Pavilion – Santa Casa de São Paulo, DOT – Santa Casa, Brazil;
  • Hospital Santa Isabel, HIS, Brazil;
  • Cancer Institute of the State of São Paulo, ICESP, Brazil;
  • IOT-HCFMUSP, IOT, Brazil.

 Assistance projects carried out:

  • Project participant: “VII FCMSCSP Scientific and Assistance Expeditions Project”;
  • Participated in four more projects, in addition to six extension projects.


  • Honorable Menton for the best Poster in the case report category at the XXV Emílio Athié Awards Day.


For more information about Dr. Felipe’s educational background or accomplishments, visit this website Curriculum Lattes.

Primary Focus

Prioritizing the need for adequate and effective care for his patients, Dr. Felipe Augusto Ribeiro Batista places a great emphasis on Hip Arthroplasty, Hip Prosthesis, and generalized Hip Surgery.

The information about Hip Arthroplasties will help you understand this area of surgery better:

  • Hip Arthroplasty: Also referred to as hip prosthesis, this surgical procedure seeks to replace the joint with a metallic implant.
  • How It’s Done: The surgical procedure is performed in the Surgical Center after the patient has been properly anesthetized. The average duration of the procedure is 2 and a half hours, this is the estimated time under normal conditions of the patient.
  • An incision on the skin in the lateral side of the thigh or the posterior region of the thigh is needed for this procedure. You can contact us for further information about the possibilities for surgical incisions for your case.
  • Who Should Get Hip Arthroplasty? Patients who are experiencing pain and functional disability of their locomotion (hip arthrosis) usually require this procedure.
  • In situations where there’s a fracture in the femur—which is common among the elderly—there may be a need for arthroplasty.

Dr. Felipe is always available to answer any queries you may have, please feel free to reach out to us!

Frequently Asked Questions

Doctors and specialists who work in the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies that involve the hip joint are often asked similar questions. Dr. Felipe has answered some of the most frequently asked questions below, but you’re free to submit any additional concerns you have to us.

What And Where Is The Hip?

The hip is a joint located in your pelvic region, it consists of the hip bone acetabulum, whose semilunar face and the transverse ligament of the acetabulum allow articulation of the femur head.

This also answers the question regarding where the hip is. The pelvis bone is formed by the junction of bones in the iliac, pubis, and ischium. Hip and bone specialists understand the importance of these structures and how the hip joint must normally function.

Who Is A Hip Orthopedist?

This is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the hip. That is, when asked what coxarthrosis is, this is the orthopedic specialty that takes care of hip arthrosis coxarthrosis. They are responsible for the treatment of all pathologies involving the joint, from sports-related diseases to those caused by joint degeneration.

What Is The Hip Acetabulum?

The acetabulum of the joint is made deeper by the presence of the lip, consisting of fibrous cartilage. It is fixed, in a circular outline, on the margin of the acetabulum and on the transverse ligament of the acetabulum; it is located freely in the joint cavity and is not covered by the synovial membrane, lesions in this region cause problems in the hip.

The joint capsule of the joint, evaluated by the specialist, is attached to the proximal surface of the acetabulum, adjacent to the limbus. In the distal region, it extends more laterally. The bone specialist doctor, especially the hip orthopedist, is constantly taking care of patients with congenital hip dislocation, a disease we will discuss shortly.

Much confusion exists in the international literature on the correct terminology of congenital hip dislocation. Currently, the muscle specialist and hip specialist are adopting the term congenital hip dislocation to describe this pathology.

What Is Hip Dislocation?

The incidence of hip dislocation is 1.5 cases per 1000 live births. Some factors are considered to be at risk for the development of dysplasia: first-time pregnant mothers, breech presentation, female gender, family history, and positioning of the child in the postnatal period.

It’s very important that the diagnosis is made as early as possible. Traditionally, the diagnosis can be made until 3 months of age made by an orthopedic test called Ortolani.

The orthopedist specialist or the pediatrician who already evaluated the patient in the initial phase of life will diagnose the newborn early. This evaluation by a specialist is essential for the diagnosis since patients with bilateral dislocation will not present asymmetry of the limbs.

Why Is The Procedure Important?

The main objective of treating this disease is to keep the femur head reduced in the acetabulum (where the hip is), leading to the correct development of the anatomy of this joint.

This type of plastered immobilization or surgery (in some cases) may be performed at a specialized hip clinic, where the specialist works. These treatments are divided by the doctor who takes care of bones according to the patient’s age group.

Newborns <6 months, 6 to 24 months, and children older than 24 months. In children up to 6 months of age, a hip specialist will immobilize the patient using the Pavlik braces. In those children between 6 and 24 months old, they will undergo joint reduction by the orthopedist and manufacture of plastered apparatus.

In children over 24 months of age, surgical reduction by a hip specialist is usually necessary, which is performed at a specialized hip clinic through the anterior hip route, allowing capsuloplasty and iliac osteotomy to be performed in unstable or with marked dysplasia.

Already extending on the topic, we know that most patients have a slight degree of dysplasia, which will lead the patient to hip arthrosis in young and young adults, leading them to seek a doctor who takes care of arthrosis, in the case of the hip it will be the doctor specializing in the hip.


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Unidade Higienópolis

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Unidade Higienópolis
A clínica Artroplastias do ortopedista em São Paulo, Dr. Felipe possui sala para acolher o paciente e família.

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