- 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 Anterior Approach by Dr. Kreuzer 2006
- Pauline Kapoun Anterior Approach THR with Dr. Boese 2015
- Reggie Vanderpool Anterior Approach THR with Dr. Alden 2013
- Reggie’s Anterior Approach THR with Dr. Alden
- Ruth Scarabino’s Posterior and Anterior Approach THRs 2012/2016
- Su McKee Anterior Approach THR with Dr.
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 surgery.
In her late 40s, Mindy isn’t the typical hip replacement patient. She liked the idea of avoiding a hospital stay for financial and practical reasons. She also knew her medical team wouldn’t recommend the outpatient procedure if it wasn’t in her best interest.…
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 at Spire Leeds Hospital who, following examination of X-rays, diagnosed osteoarthritis as the likely cause of her condition. After discussing the options, Mr Ng suggested a total right hip replacement and Julie had the procedure done on the NHS in September last year…
…The new hip prosthesis can hopefully last 15-20 years, however there is a risk of revision surgery in young patients between 55 and 60 at 30 per cent.…
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, but the road to recovery wasn’t easy. Smith went to physical therapy twice a week for five weeks starting three days after his surgery and exercised everyday on his own…
…Dr. Saunders said one of the biggest challenges after the surgery is encouraging the patient to take it slow and not overdo it because they feel good so quickly after the surgery.…
…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, Dr. Peters said…
…From a patient’s perspective, Scarabino said the anterior approach technique “is wonderful” in numerous ways.
“I had very little pain after surgery. The only thing I felt was some soreness when I walked on the leg, and I used pain medication only intermittently at night for a week or 10 days,” she said…
…there are no postoperative precautions with anterior hip approach.
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 the outcome of the surgery can vary so much from Surgeon to Surgeon. It was only by finding your site that I was able to find a surgery that would save me up to 8 weeks recovery and greatly increase the functionality of my hip.…
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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 was the only surgeon he would recommend because he did the anterior approach which also required a special operating table. There were only two tables in Houston and Dr. Kreuzer, as Chief of Orthopaedics, Memorial Hermann, Memorial City Hospital, had access to one of them and the special training and experience required to perform this surgery.
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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 constantly. I was prohibited from participating in many of my daily activities and recreational bowling, swimming and physical fitness programs at the 24 hour Fitness gym. In the last year the hip pain was so excruciating that I was unable to sleep for more than a few hours per night.…
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 option. I do regret that, but things still turned out well.
I had a thr on 4/2/08 and am recovering well. My surgeon used an anterior approach, so I had few restrictions on movement. I have been walking without a cane since week two and have had very little pain.…
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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 was playing golf again. Having had both types of surgery, I can testify that in my case, Dr. Kreuzer and the anterior approach meant less pain, rehab, and a much faster recovery.…
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 so intense, he was unable to walk. Su McKee, 62, loves to go to Texas A&M Football games and play with her 17 month old granddaughter. But, increasing pain in her hip caused by arthritis limited her ability to enjoy her normally active life.…
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 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.