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Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Direct anterior hip replacement offers many advantages when compared to traditional hip replacement surgery.  Although the implants are similarly designed for both techniques, the anterior or ‘through the front’ approach has […]

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Recalled Hip Replacements: Navigating Treatment Options and Optimizing Patient Care –– Orthopedic Associates

Recalled Hip Replacements:
Navigating Treatment Options and Optimizing Patient Care

By Brian Larkin, M.D., Orthopedic Associates, East Denver LIVING WELL Magazines

Modern total hip arthroplasty (THA) had its origins under the leadership of Sir John Charnley, working in England in the mid 1960s. From his initial ideas came reproducible, durable results for end stage arthritis of the hip. Fast forward 50 years and the world of hip replacement has seen accelerated growth, novel innovations, and advances that Sir Charnley himself likely could not have envisioned. Along with progress made, there have been setbacks, making it difficult to turn on the television nowadays without seeing advertisements about recalled hip implants. […]

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Direct Anterior – A new approach to hip replacement

Direct Anterior – A new approach to hip replacement
Sonoran Hip Center, Scottsdale LIVING WELL Magazine

Hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful surgeries performed. With over a quarter million of these surgeries performed annually in the U.S., many peoples lives are being changed every day allowing them to walk, exercise and play without pain. Technological advances in hip replacement surgery give great promise of longer lasting results. Not only have the devices been improved but so have the techniques used to perform the procedure. […]

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Cures for hip pain – Sonoran Hip Center – LIVING WELL Magazine

“My hip is stiff and it hurts.”
By Dr. Gil Ortega, Dr. Kurtis Staples, and Dr. Brian Miller, Sonoran Hip Center, Scottsdale LIVING WELL Magazine
“My hip is stiff and it hurts.” Hip stiffness and pain are common patient complaints that have different causes. Hip stiffness and pain may be caused by conditions such as tendonitis, hip arthritis, hip dysplasia, traumatic injury, and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). FAI is a condition in which the hip anatomy is challenged with more friction than normal. […]

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Sonoran Hip Center on how hip replacement surgery changes your life – LIVING WELL Magazine

No Limitations – Blue Skies Ahead
By Dr. Gil Ortega, Dr. Kurtis Staples, and Dr. Brian Miller, Sonoran Hip Center, Scottsdale LIVING WELL Magazine
Hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful surgeries ever performed for its real indication – pain that interferes with one’s quality of life. With over 250,000 of these surgeries performed annually in the U.S. alone, many individual’s lives are being changed for the better every single day. This is exciting, however, like any surgical procedure, it is not without some potential risk. It is major surgery, and complications do happen, one of which is termed ‘dislocation.’ […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery and What to Expect After the Procedure – The Legacy at Preston Hallow, LIVING WELL Magazine

Hip Replacement Surgery and What to Expect After the Procedure

Courtesy The Legacy at Preston Hollow, North Dallas LIVING WELL Magazine
Total hip replacement surgery replaces damaged cartilage with new joint material. The upper end of the thighbone, known as the femur, is replaced with a metal ball, while the hip socket in the pelvic bone is resurfaced with a metal shell and plastic liner. […]