- Anterior Approach Helps Tom Watson Play Historic British Open
- Anterior Personal Stories
- Ben’s THR by Dr. Kreuzer 2009
- Don B’s Total Hip Replacement Anterior Approach with Dr. Kreuzer 2007
- Dr. Wallin’s Anterior Approach THR
- Jason’s Anterior Approach THR
- John Smith’s Anterior Approach THR with Dr. Saunders 2016
- Julie’s Total Hip Replacement by Mr. Ng 2017
- Lisa E’s THR with Anterior Approach 2008
- Lisa E’s THR with Anterior Approach 2008
- Lyn M’s Anterior Approach THR with Dr. Kreuzer 2008
- Margit L’s Anterior Approach THR with Dr. Zeegen 2011
- Mindy Shufelt’s Anterior Total Hip Replacement by Dr. Grammer 2018
- Ned G’s THR
ROGERS, Ark. June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Pain in Mindy Shufelt’s hip began several years ago and slowly got worse. Because of a physically demanding job where she’s on her feet, she resorted to a strange gait to help her get through the day. She calls it “the pirate walk.”
“Hitch and drag, hitch and drag,” she explained.
An X-ray showed severe hip arthritis that was “bone on bone.” Mercy orthopedic surgeon, Dr. W. Cody Grammer, recommended total hip replacement and because of Mindy’s age and otherwise good health, she was able to leave the same day as her … Read the Rest
Julie Firth, 73, a retired business manager and keen amateur ballroom dancer is back on the dance floor several nights a week after the operation in Leeds transformed her life…
…Previously she and her dance partner Tony Bowman, who enjoy taking part in dancing competitions at amateur level, performed in front of an audience of thousands and won the competition on a P&O cruise in April 2016 judged by Craig Revel Horwood and Aljaž Škorjanec, stars of the popular BBC One show, Strictly Come Dancing…
…Julie was referred to Mr Aaron Ng, consultant orthopaedic surgeon … Read the Rest
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 over 200 of these. I stayed here because there’s no substitute for experience…”
…Smith was able to leave the hospital the day after his surgery, … Read the Rest
…After suffering with pain for about 10 months, Scarabino, 68, had an artificial hip implanted on Oct. 21, 2012, using the posterior approach.
A second artificial-hip operation on her other hip was performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dominic Peters on Feb. 8, 2016 using the anterior approach…
…With the anterior approach, there is a minimal incision located on the front of the hip. Using this technique, the surgeon moves muscles aside rather than cutting through them thereby creating less damage and trauma to the soft tissues around the hip and allowing for a quicker recovery time, … Read the Rest
I wanted to thank you for your incredibly helpful site. Three weeks ago I had a THR with Dr. Kreuzer here in Houston using the Anterior Approach he specializes in. It’s now been 3 1/2 weeks and I have been walking without a cane for over a week. Next week I’m leaving for a beach vacation and am thrilled with the results.
I’ve only had one minor surgery before this, but the thing I learned is that Doctors rarely tell you any of the downsides you will experience after the surgery. You only get one shot at an operation and … Read the Rest
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It seems like a miracle. I had osteoarthritic pain for the last 4 – 5 years in my left hip. I had been to two other orthopaedic surgeons in Austin, Texas who told me I needed a hip replacement. This was prior to the anterior approach and I just kept putting it off waiting for something better and was just less active to keep the pain down.
Then we moved to the Houston area and it turned out our next door neighbor’s son was a representative for Stryker Hip Replacement joints. He told me Doctor Stefan Kreuzer
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I’m 48 years old and just had my hip resurfaced using the anterior approach on 11/3/08 by Dr. Stefan Kreuzer. I spent some time on the surfacehippy website to educate myself prior to my surgery which helped a lot. I do however feel very little is mentioned about the anterior approach which I believe is just as important technology as is the resurfacing.
I can’t thank you enough for returning me to an active life style.
In the last 3 plus years my left hip bone had degraded to the point that I was in restrictive pain … Read the Rest
Lisa E’s THR with Anterior Approach 2008
I had avn in my left hip; when I started to consult surgeons I was told that I was not a candidate for resurfacing as the femur head had collapsed. I would have preferred to have a resurfacing. But I knew the extent of the damage from looking at my MRI and felt that the surgeons were correct.
While I experience a loss of ROM and functional abilities, I never had a lot of pain with the avn. I didn’t have x-rays taken early on. If I had, resurfacing would have been an … Read the Rest
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I have had both hips replaced, the first ten years ago utilizing the posterior approach. The recovery was very difficult. I was on crutches for about 6 weeks and went through several months of painful rehabilitation. In 2007 I had to have my other hip replaced. However, thanks to Dr. Stefan Kreuzer and his anterior approach, things were much different. I walked out of the hospital less than 2 days after surgery using only a cane for stability. My rehab was to walk 20 to 30 minutes twice a day. 6 weeks after surgery I … Read the Rest
Su McKee, who was up and walking the same day after her hip replacement surgery at Methodist, shown here with Dr. Phil Berry, an orthopedic Surgeon on the Methodist Health System Medical Staff. Dr. Berry is one of the first 10 physicians in Texas to perform the procedure.
Patients Walk the Same Day After New Hip Surgery Procedure at Methodist
New anterior approach revolutionizes recovery time
Alfred Repka, 83, is a self-described, “outside person.” He enjoys building things and spending time outdoors. But, increasing pain in his hip limited his ability to enjoy his normally active life. The pain became … Read the Rest
Anterior Approach – New approach to an old procedure Updated 5/6/07
Just hours after Dr. Dick Wallin had his right hip replaced, 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 … Read the Rest