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 really remarkable. We are seeing numbers higher than the industry average, however, with upwards of 40 percent of DePuy Synthes users performing the Anterior Approach.… 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
At 104, Lake Elliott surprised everyone when she survived a total hip replacement surgery after falling and breaking her hip.
“The surgery was risky, but we didn’t want her to be in pain,” Carter said. “Most people at her age wouldn’t have survived that surgery, but she did.”… 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. The majority of hip complaints can be treated with conservative measures consisting of observation, medication, physical therapy, and occasional injections. However, if the disease has … 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
June 20, 2016
surgery went very very well. I’ll post more when I’m more awake.
June 27, 2016
On the day of, my husband came with me & kept me company until it was time. I was soooo nervous, of course. But I have to say, everyone involved in every step were absolutely fantastic. I waited in the wait room for an hour, then was moved in the pre op, where I changed into the beeeeaautiful gown, I had the line put in, was given various pills. My surgeon came over to say hi & autograph my leg. He then … Read the Rest
HSS Researchers Recommend Simple Blood Test to Identify Patients in Need of Interventions to Reduce Potential for Cardiac Event
New York, NY—July 31, 2017
A new study published today in the HSS Journal, the leading journal on musculoskeletal research, found the incidence of myocardial ischemia (defined by an elevated troponin level) after major orthopedic surgery in patients with cardiac risk factors is high, although the incidence of serious cardiac complications remains low. Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) researchers recommend a simple blood test to measure troponin, an enzyme known to play a role in cardiac complications, to help identify … Read the Rest
Also, HSS ranked No. 3 in Rheumatology
New York, NY—August 8, 2017
For the eighth consecutive year, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the country for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals 2017-2018” survey. HSS has also been recognized as a leader in rheumatology, ranking No. 3 in the nation.
“We are honored and proud that this marks the 26th consecutive year HSS has been among the top ranked hospitals for orthopedics and rheumatology,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of HSS. “With a specialized focus on
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 flexibilities. On the radiography changes, AAOS commented that the reduction in payments for services utilizing computed radiography technology is unreasonable; “providers who offer in-office services … Read the Rest