Scott Zellner: An American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons survey from November 2016 shows 34 percent of surgeons are doing the Anterior Approach, which is quite remarkable. Since 2004 we have partnered with Dr. Joel Matta, a pioneer in the space to conduct surgeon education about the Anterior Approach and back then, 1 to 2 percent of surgeons were doing it. To see this climb to 34 percent nationally is … Read the Rest
October 5, 2017 – Investigators found there were no differences in midterm outcomes in patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty with a mini-incision posterior approach and patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty with a two-incision approach, according to Craig J. Della Valle, MD, study co-author.… Read the Rest
Written by Mark J. Powers, MD, F.A.C.S., F.A.A.O.S.
There are many underlying causes of hip pain with the most common being arthritis. Careful clinical evaluation which consists of a history, physical exam and x–rays leads to a diagnosis of the correct pathology in most individuals. Occasionally further diagnostic testing (MRI, CT scan, bone scan, blood test) and repeated examination may be required.
The treatment rendered depends upon the diagnosis as well as the individual’s needs. … Read the Rest
At Florida Orthopaedic Specialists we offer the latest technological treatments for total hip replacement, the Muscle Sparring method. This procedure requires NO muscle or tendon detachment, and the incision length is approximately 3-4 ½ inches instead of the usual 12-15 inches with a traditional hip replacement surgery. The result is a majority of patients require a shorter hospital stay, have minimal pain and are able to walk with a cane in 24 hours.… Read the Rest
AAOS New’s Release September 06, 2017
Original Press Release Here
Washington, DC–On August 30, 2017, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its “Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems” proposed rule. The comments highlight a number of concerns, including those related to computed/digital radiography changes, social risk factors and risk stratification, physician-owned hospitals, and needed health care system … Read the Rest
Published on Jul 17, 2015 Dr. Hedley of Hedley Orthopaedic Institute talks about the direct anterior approach versus the direct posterior approach to hip replacement.
“I think I can honestly say that I have done every approach to the hip there is, and I’ve settled on the approach that I use for–what I consider–a number of very good reasons,” says Dr. Hedley, founder of Hedley Orthopaedic Institute (Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe, AZ). http://www.hedleyortho.com/hedley/
“I’ve now … Read the Rest
Milestone highlights growing adoption of the first and only robotic technology that can be used to perform total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements.
News provided by Stryker Orthopaedics 06 Jun, 2017, 08:00 ET
Published on Dec 4, 2013
Watch Dr. Steven Kassman’s minimal incision posterolateral approach for hip replacement. Come see how Dr. Kassman can provide you with the best treatment and care for your orthopedic needs.
WATERLOO, ON, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Intellijoint Surgical® is proud to announce that intellijoint HIP® has now – only one year after commercial launch – been used in over 1,000 total hip replacement procedures in the United States, Canada and Australia. intellijoint HIP® is a novel medical device providing 3D mini-optical navigation for orthopaedic surgeons. The one thousandth case using intellijoint … Read the Rest