“Short-term outcome and complication data from the state joint replacement registry demonstrate that total hip arthroplasty performed using either the direct anterior approach or posterior approach have no compelling advantage over each other, including no difference in the dislocation risk,” Joseph D. Maratt, MD, of the University of Michigan Health System, said in his presentation.… Read the Rest
July 8, 2016 (Waterloo, Ontario) – Intellijoint Surgical® – a privately held Canadian medical technology company committed to developing and commercializing affordable 3D mini-optical navigation tools – is pleased to announce the first successful clinical use of the Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) Application of intellijoint HIP®. DAA is a minimally invasive surgical technique that approaches Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) through a small incision made on the front of the hip.
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ZANESVILLE – John Smith had hip replacement surgery on Feb. 29 and he walked out of the hospital on March 1. He had total hip replacement with the Anterior Approach to surgery by Dr. Karl Saunders of Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville.
…”I considered a doctor in Columbus and when I asked him how many he’s done he told me 10,” Smith said.”I talked to Dr. Saunders and he said he’s done … Read the Rest
SAN FRANCISCO – May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital has performed the Bay Area’s first hospital-based, same-day hip replacement surgery. The patient was discharged only 13 hours after surgery, while traditional hip replacement surgeries require an average hospital stay of up to four days.
“At Saint Francis, we are committed to advancing treatment and care options for our patients, and are proud to now offer … Read the Rest
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The Anterior Approach for Hip Replacement is a technique, which is rapidly gaining interest by both patients and practitioners alike. Benefits include a low dislocation rate, improved control of component positioning and an easier and less complicated recovery.
Dr. Mast has been performing Anterior Hip Replacement since 2007. He has authored articles published in peer-reviewed journals on both … Read the Rest
Published on Dec 30, 2015
Before Ola Ford was a patient at Piedmont, severe hip pain was greatly limiting her mobility, so much that she sometimes had to use a walker or even a wheel chair. After her total hip replacement, this grandmother and pastor’s wife is able to enjoy the active life she wanted. With the direct anterior approach, she had less pain, less downtime and fewer restrictions than traditional methods.
Published on Mar 6, 2016
What is direct anterior hip replacement? Dr. Paul Edwards is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in treatment of the hip and knee. Using cutting-edge procedures and treatments, he provides personalized surgical and nonsurgical care to patients with a wide variety of conditions and diseases of the hip and knee joints.
December, 2015 | By Michael Messieh, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Michael Messieh, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, offers the latest hip replacement procedure known as the anterior hip approach. What are the advantages of the anterior approach to hip replacement? The anterior approach allows the hip to be replaced without detaching any muscle. The patient is allowed full motion after surgery and generally experiences a quicker recovery. X-ray is used during surgery to position … Read the Rest
Published on Jan 24, 2016
More than 300,000 people have complete hip replacement surgeries in the U.S. every year.
“What happens is the bone wears away, there becomes a pain generator within the hip joint, and you have to remove the arthritic portions of the joint and replace those arthritic portions,” says Dr. Daniel Harmon, who is an orthopedic surgeon on medical staff of Lee Memorial Health System.
New surgical techniques are resulting in less … Read the Rest