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…According to Dr Parvizi, “Dislocation after total hip arthroplasty is a distressful complication for both the patient and the surgeon. Although prevention of hip instability is considered to be of utmost importance by orthopedic surgeon, dislocation remains the second most common complications of total hip arthroplasty. Dislocation after primary THA occurs in 0.3% to more than 10% and in up to 28% of patients after revision THA. For treatment purposes, dislocation after THA can be placed into two temporal categories–early and late–based on the timing of onset. Early dislocation usually occurs in the … Read the Rest
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
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
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.
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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
The Anterior Approach by Dr. Matta
Anterior Approach: Total Hip Replacement
MINIMIZING THE TIME FROM REPLACEMENT TO RECOVERY
Though still uncommonly used in the United States, the popularity of the anterior approach for total hip replacement is rapidly growing because of its definite advantages for patients, even those in need of bilateral procedures. Rehabilitation is simplified and accelerated, dislocation risk is reduced, leg length is more accurately controlled, and the incision is small.
Why, then, is this approach not more widely used by U.S. surgeons? There are several reasons: lack of familiarity, traditional teaching, and lack of the necessary … Read the Rest
Traditional hip replacement surgery involves an incision of 10-12 inches over the back side of the hip and buttock. This is called the posterior approach to hip replacement. The underlying muscles are split or cut to enable the surgeon to get to the hip joint and resurface or replace it. The comparative illustration at right shows the incision for a traditional hip replacement in red.
Anterior approach hip replacement surgery is a new development in the U.S. It is a tissue-sparing, minimally invasive technique, where the incision is made on the front of the hip, rather than the back. This … Read the Rest