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 the overall function of your new joint,1,2 and it also plays a role in helping your joint feel healthy again, and helping the joint replacement to potentially last longer.
Computer-assisted technology has made it possible for your orthopaedic specialist to navigate joint replacement procedures with a level of accuracy so precise it may improve the results of your surgery.1
What are some of the reasons orthopaedic surgeons choose computer-assisted technology?…
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 weight over the entire proximal femur.
This new design was based on an updated hip biomechanical model which includes the muscles and ligaments in a dynamic, more physiologic situation. By including these soft tissue factors, particularly the Iliotibial band (ITB) as a tension band lateral to the femur and the vastus lateralis muscle, a more accurate picture on how the loads are transmitted through the hip joint was recreated.…
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 rarely in my
Stems also come in 3 basic designs: cylindrical,
tapered, and anatomic (rights and lefts). The incidence of thigh – pain
is least with the tapers – no surprise there.
So, I use a cementless tapered stem, with a cementless socket.
From there, the only choice is the bearing.
My bearing for young people that would otherwise have a
BHR hip resurfacing, is ceramic on ceramic.…
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 of fellowship in Joint Reconstruction in Los Angeles, he returned to U.C. San Diego where he now practices. He has published a number of articles in orthopaedic journals on the subjects of hip resurfacing, cartilage tissue engineering, osteochondral allografts and arthroscopic surgery, and has been honored with awards for clinical and basic science research. He is married, has two children, and enjoys surfing, skiing and travel.