Anterior Approach Hip Replacement at Saint John’s Health Center Helps Tom Watson Play Historic British OpenSANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Most avid golfers who have undergone hip replacement surgery consider themselves extremely fortunate to play 18 holes again. Three months after undergoing an anterior approach hip replacement at Saint John’s Health Center, Tom Watson returned to professional golf. Six months later, the 59-year-old finished tied for the lead in regulation play of the 2009 British Open. This unprecedented performance will stand as a singular milestone in professional sports. … Read the Rest
Staying off her feet is not really an option for ironworker Reggie Vanderpool, 51, of Melrose Park. As one of only 1,000 women across the country in this profession, Vanderpool’s job requires her to climb tall skyscrapers and carry as much as 100 pounds at any given time.
Unfortunately, a disease called avascular necrosis (AVN) has kept her out of work for the past four years. AVN is the lack of blood supply to the hip, which literally means that her hip bones were dying, causing extreme pain. She initially tried hip resurfacing but that didn’t completely resolve her … Read the Rest
Read Article Here Council Bluffs, IA 08/26/2015 – Pauline Kapoun, 60, had put off hip replacement surgery for years until the pain made walking and daily activities difficult. That was when she decided to see Dr. C. Kent Boese, an orthopedic surgeon with Miller Orthopedic Specialists, who performs a less invasive surgical technique for hip replacement called the Anterior Approach. This procedure helped Pauline, and other patients, recover sooner with less pain and fewer restrictions than traditional hip replacement surgery.… Read the Rest
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.… Read the Rest
Reggie Vanderpool’s anterior approach hip replacement with Dr. Alden
Staying off her feet is not really an option for ironworker Reggie Vanderpool, 51, of Melrose Park. As one of only 1,000 women across the country in this profession, Vanderpool’s job requires her to climb tall skyscrapers and carry as much as 100 pounds at any given time.… Read the Rest