You doctor has recommended that you undergo hip replacement surgery. But what exactly does that mean?
The hip joint is the place where the thighbone – called the femur – and the hipbone – called the pelvis – meet.
As you walk, the ball-shaped end of the thigh moves within a cuplike depression on the side of the hip.
As long as the thigh can move smoothly against the hip, you are able to walk comfortably. But over time, especially in patients who suffer from arthritis or rheumatism, the hip joint can wear down.
Cartilage, the tissue that cushions the bones and makes it possible for them to move smoothly against each other can wear away.
When this happens, the bones rub together causing pain and even restricting the ability to walk. * In some cases, hip surgery is recommended for people who have suffered a hip fracture.
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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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Edward P. Petrow Jr., D.O.
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Tucson, AZ 85741
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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
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Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (770) 532-7092
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 the specialist to see if you suffer from pain and disability caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, fractures, dislocations, congenital deformities, and other joint-related problems.
“I see so many people who have lived with pain and decreased mobility for so long,” Dr.…
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.
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Dr. Matthew Bong talks with the hosts of the Morning Blend about traditional hip replacement surgeries and Anterior hip replacement surgeries.
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 restriction. When they return for a two-week checkup, most of the patients don’t even need a cane”…
…The direct anterior approach, created by California surgeon Dr. Joel M. Matta, is not yet widely available. Only as many as 6 percent of orthopedic surgeons nationwide use the new technique, in part because it has a fairly steep learning curve.…