Orthopedic ailments related to knee, hip, neck and spine are on the rise, due to the stresses of the modern life style, poor food habits and lack of physical activity. Several forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis etc., also cause the wear and tear of joints. Conservative treatments involving physiotherapy, muscle relaxant drugs and accessories such as neck braces for cervical spondylosis
Choosing the best surgeon can reduce your chances of death, complications, or other bad outcomes. This website, based on analyses of more than five million surgeries done in hospital by more than 50,000 surgeons, shows you which surgeons’ patients Checkbook found had the lowest (or highest) rates of deaths, prolonged lengths of stay (indicating likely complications), or need to be readmitted to hospital, after our risk-adjustments for patient characteristics.
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Dr. Joel Matta
Over 2000 Anterior Approach THRs
St. John’s Health Center
2001 Santa Monica Blvd. #1090
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 582 7475
Hip and Pelivis.com Website
Dr. Stefan Kreuzer
Memorial Bone & Joint Clinic
909 Frostwood Drive,
Houston, Texas 77024
Dr. Kreuzer’s Website
Dr. Stefan Kreuzer, Board Certified orthopedic surgeon in Houston, Texas, gives a presentation on the advantages of the Direct Anterior Approach for THR.
During a joint replacement procedure, your surgeon will strive to ensure that everything is aligned properly. Accurate alignment of the hip or knee components is critical to … Read the Rest
Dr. Joseph F. Fetto
New York University Medical Center
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
530 1st Ave, Suite 5B
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 263-7296
Fax: (212) 263-6199
The Lateral Flare hip stem features a unique new design for femoral components. The addition of a lateral expansion to the proximal body of the stem allows for a more physiologic distribution of the body … Read the Rest
Dr. Corey Burak
24 Saw Mill River Road (Rte. 9A)
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Dr. Burak is the first orthopaedic surgeon in the northeast United States to utilize the revolutionary anterior approach total-hip replacement technique.
Peter Brooks MD, FRCS(C) – BHR trained McMinn 2006, Treacy 2007
1100 Hip Resurfacings to date ***
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Phone 216-444-4284 (toll free 800-223-2273)
Cleveland Clinic Website
What THR devices do you use?
What device is best for younger active patients?
What limitations do they have after they have healed?
Dr. Brooks Responds:
I use Smith and Nephew total hips.
Stems and sockets are rarely cemented. Very … Read the Rest
Scott Ball, MD
UCSD Medical Center North
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 543-6312
FAX: (619) 543-7480
Administrative Assistant: Carol Atkins 619-543-2539
Dr. Ball grew up in Orange County, CA. After graduating from U.C. Santa Barbara, he went on to medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he graduated Cum Laude. He completed orthopaedic residency at U.C. San Diego and after a year
Selection of a surgeon is a personal choice. It is a choice that makes you feel confident that your surgery will go well, that your surgeon has a good bedside manner and you can ask questions anytime you need answers.
When buying real estate the old saying about what is important is “Location, Location and Location.” In many people’s minds the most important factor in choosing a surgeon for hip resurfacing is “Experience, Experience and … Read the Rest