Dr. Davidovitch has been committed to advancing anterior approach hip replacement, making it as minimally invasive as possible to accelerate rehabilitation time and decrease the risk of complications like dislocation and leg length discrepancy. He was the first surgeon in New York City to perform the minimally-invasive anterior approach, and has since successfully performed more than 1,000 such procedures, seeing recovery time decrease incrementally—until he achieved the same-day discharge of a patient earlier this year.… Read the Rest
Nakul Karkare, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at St. Charles Hospital, completed his fellowship in total joint replacement at the Hospital for Special Surgery, NY. He is also fellowship-trained in orthopedic trauma and metabolic bone disease. Here, Dr. Karkare provides some insight into the surgical techniques used at St. Charles Hospital.
What are some of the latest surgical techniques for total hip and total knee replacement?
Dr. Karkare: Total joint replacement for hip and knee pain is one of the most satisfying surgeries of modern times. The procedure provides excellent relief of joint pain, restores joint motion, and gets patients back
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
Learn the basics of Anterior Total Hip Replacement surgery and see how Dr. Edward Petrow improved the mobility of a recent patient with this procedure.
Article explaining the Anterior Approach available here:
Edward P. Petrow Jr., D.O.
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd, Ste 200
Tucson, AZ 85741
Toll Free 1-877-944-9700
Minimally invasive procedure shortens recovery time by 80 percent; reduces costs by 66 percent
ST. CHARLES, Ill., Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Patients suffering from hip pain now have a minimally invasive alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery, dramatically reducing both recovery time and cost. Dr. Shawn W. Palmer, of Midwest Bone and Joint Institute recently performed the state’s first outpatient anterior approach hip replacement surgery at Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center in St. Charles, Ill.… Read the Rest
Ann Kluchar and her decision to have anterior hip replacement surgery. Published on Sep 23, 2013
Georgia Joint – The Story of Ann Kluchar
What to Expect After Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery by Dr. DeCook 2011.
Dr. Charlie DeCook, orthopaedic surgeon and total joint replacement specialist at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., in Gainesville, Ga., explains what to expect after anterior approach hip replacement surgery.
Dr. Charles DeCook
655 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Se
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (770) 532-7092
Anterior Approach in THA Improves Outcomes by Joseph T. Moskal, MD 2011
…In 2009, a study comparing the direct anterior approach and the mini-posterior approach for THA was conducted. One hundred ninety-five THAs (182 consecutive patients) were performed by a single, highly experienced surgeon. The results demonstrated more rapid recovery of hip function and gait ability after THAs performed through an anterior approach as compared to a mini-posterior approach…
…There was no difference( in the complication rates compared to the posterior approach)…
…So, in 2009, I began using the direct anterior approach and now … Read the Rest
Derick Johnson, DO, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in anterior approach hip replacement. As a member of the medical team at The Bone and Joint Center, Holland, Michigan, Dr. Johnson is a leading physician in the anterior approach to total hip replacement, with outcomes that exceed national averages. He is credited with performing one of the first bilateral procedures in a single surgical session, and is considered the areas’s foremost authority on this relatively new and minimally invasive approach, performed on the hana table.
Dr. Johnson is … Read the Rest
Steve Shaner suffered from intense joint pain in his hips that severely limited his lifestyle. He went to Dr. Derek Johnson of the West Michigan Holland Bone & Joint Center who performed one of the first bilateral anterior approach total hip replacement surgeries. Now, Steve Shaner has his active lifestyle back.