1. I have something new on Anterior total hip that I have been doing that your readers might be interested in. As you may know the usual incision is longitudinal and in the front of the thigh. It is quite visible and not very cosmetic as it sticks out below the level of a bathing suit. I have been using the Anterior Bikini approach. The incision is buried in the natural skin crease where the leg joins the hip. Flex your hip and you will see where it is and why it is so cosmetic. Obviously it is not for … Read the Rest
Dr. Ference works out of Sinai-Grace’s Joint Plus Excel
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.
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The key to a “direct anterior approach” total hip replacement is the positioning of the patient during surgery and the location of the incision itself, according to Dr. E. Marc Mariani, a board certified orthopedic surgeon at St. Mark’s Hospital who with colleague Dr. Michael H. Bourne and Dr. Peter Novak of the Salt Lake Orthopaedic Center are the first three Utah surgeons using the technique…
…Combined, they have decades’ experience in hip replacement. The result for the patient, they said, “is not better. It’s spectacularly better. Some people are going home on the second day, with little or no … Read the Rest