Dr. Matthew Bong talks with the hosts of the Morning Blend about traditional hip replacement surgeries and Anterior hip replacement surgeries.
The key to a “direct anterior approach” total hip replacement is the positioning of the patient during surgery and the location of the incision itself, according to Dr. E. Marc Mariani, a board certified orthopedic surgeon at St. Mark’s Hospital who with colleague Dr. Michael H. Bourne and Dr. Peter Novak of the Salt Lake Orthopaedic Center are the first three Utah surgeons using the technique…
…Combined, they have decades’ experience in hip replacement. The … Read the Rest
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Just hours after Dr. Dick Wallin had his right hip replaced by Dr. E. Marc Mariani, he stood up. The next day, he used a walker to “cruise around the nurses’ station” at St. Mark’s Hospital, and shortly after that he learned to use crutches on a stair exercise machine.
When he went home on day three, he needed only one crutch, which he discarded a week later. Within a … Read the Rest
Dr. Michael Alexiades, Hospital for Special Surgery, NYconcentrates on orthopedic surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow, including arthroscopic surgery for each of those joints, joint-sparing surgery and joint replacement. He takes a minimally invasive approach whenever it will give the best result for the patient. He is an early adopter of the Mini Anterior technique in hip replacement surgery, in which no muscles are cut and the patient can generally go home in … Read the Rest