Dr. Matthew Bong talks with the hosts of the Morning Blend about traditional hip replacement surgeries and Anterior hip replacement surgeries.
The Anterior Approach by Dr. Matta
Anterior Approach: Total Hip Replacement
MINIMIZING THE TIME FROM REPLACEMENT TO RECOVERY
Though still uncommonly used in the United States, the popularity of the anterior approach for total hip replacement is rapidly growing because of its definite advantages for patients, even those in need of bilateral procedures. Rehabilitation is simplified and accelerated, dislocation risk is reduced, leg length is more accurately controlled, and the incision is small.
Why, then, is this approach not more widely used by U.S. surgeons? There are several reasons: lack of familiarity, traditional teaching, and lack of the necessary … Read the Rest
Though uncommonly used in the United States, the anterior approach for total hip replacement provides definite advantages for patients, even those in need of bilateral procedures. Rehabilitation is simplified and accelerated, dislocation risk is reduced, leg length is more accurately controlled, and the incision is small.
Why, then, is this approach not more widely used by U.S. surgeons? There are several reasons: lack of familiarity, traditional teaching, and lack of the necessary instrumentation and equipment. The surgery is especially facilitated by a particular operating table with unique capabilities to position the leg. This procedure has been perfected and popularized … 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 couple of weeks, he was walking down his long driveway to retrieve the newspaper and the mail. He was also driving again.
Dr. Wallin had … Read the Rest
Matthew Bong, MD, orthopedic surgeon, will perform the anterior hip replacement surgery, Daniel Holub, MD, orthopedic surgeon, will assist, and Scott Schneider, MD, orthopedic surgeon, will moderate. Viewers will have the opportunity to send questions directly to the operating room during the surgery.
Anterior hip replacement is one of the newest procedures available to ProHealth Care Orthopedic Center patients needing hip replacement surgery. Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital was the first in the metro-Milwaukee area to offer this minimally invasive surgery using the HANA table. The special operating table allows the surgeon to more effectively move the leg during surgery to best … Read the Rest
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Dr. Burak was the first orthopaedic surgeon in the northeast United States to use the anterior approach technique. He states that the key to truly maximizing the benefits of the less-invasive technique involves the use of the Hana table.
“Basically, the table is a positioning device,” says Dr. Burak. The table allows traction of the operative extremity, combined with hyperextension, external and internal rotation of the hip and lowering of foot to the ground during the surgery. The anterior approach with the [Hana] table allows me to perform the surgery on anybody. I’ve done patients … 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 a day or two. He is also an early adopter of partial knee replacement which offers faster recovery in selected patients.