Dr. Ference works out of Sinai-Grace’s Joint Plus Excel centers in Farmington Hills, Michigan and in Detroit.
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Learn the basics of Anterior Total Hip Replacement surgery and see how Dr. Edward Petrow improved the mobility of a recent patient with this procedure.
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Edward P. Petrow Jr., D.O.
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd, Ste 200
Tucson, AZ 85741
Toll Free 1-877-944-9700
Minimally invasive procedure shortens recovery time by 80 percent; reduces costs by 66 percent
ST. CHARLES, Ill., Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Patients suffering from hip pain now have a minimally invasive alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery, dramatically reducing both recovery time and cost. Dr. Shawn W. Palmer, of Midwest Bone and Joint Institute recently performed the state’s first outpatient anterior approach hip replacement surgery at Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center in St. Charles, Ill.…
What to Expect After Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery by Dr. DeCook 2011.
Dr. Charlie DeCook, orthopaedic surgeon and total joint replacement specialist at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., in Gainesville, Ga., explains what to expect after anterior approach hip replacement surgery.
Dr. Charles DeCook
655 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Se
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (770) 532-7092
Derick Johnson, DO, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in anterior approach hip replacement. As a member of the medical team at The Bone and Joint Center, Holland, Michigan, Dr. Johnson is a leading physician in the anterior approach to total hip replacement, with outcomes that exceed national averages. He is credited with performing one of the first bilateral procedures in a single surgical session, and is considered the areas’s foremost authority on this relatively new and minimally invasive approach, performed on the hana table.
Dr. Johnson is the specialist to see if you suffer from pain and disability caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, fractures, dislocations, congenital deformities, and other joint-related problems.
“I see so many people who have lived with pain and decreased mobility for so long,” Dr. Johnson said. “They come …
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 result for the patient, they said, “is not better. It’s spectacularly better. Some people are going home on the second day, with little or no restriction. When they return for a two-week checkup, most of the patients don’t even need a cane”…
…The direct anterior approach, created by California surgeon Dr. Joel M. Matta, is not yet widely available. Only as many as 6 percent of orthopedic surgeons nationwide use the new technique, in part …
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 instrumentation and equipment. The anterior approach is especially facilitated by the HANA and PROfx operating tables. The unique functions of these tables enhance access to the hip through this small, soft tissue preserving incision.
The anterior approach is an approach to the front of the hip joint as opposed to …
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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 his total hip replacement with the anterior approach. Read more about the advantages of this surgical approach in the detailed article above.…
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 by Dr. Joel Matta in LA. Thanks to his persistence to perfect this approach, we are able to do this today.
The anterior approach is an approach to the front of the hip joint as opposed to a lateral (side) approach to the hip or posterior (back) approach. It is …