When should I have my hip or knee replaced? When you’re surviving but not thriving.

Like almost everything in life, this decision is seldom black…

Hip Replacement Patients Share Videos and Photos of Their New, Active Lifestyles

It’s one thing to read testimonials about how well people are doing post joint-replacement surgery, whether it’s simply being able to move again with ease or getting back to an active lifestyle that previously was cut short.

Partial vs. Total Hip Replacement Surgery

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Some patients in need of a hip replacement will ask me if they are candidates for a partial rather than a total hip replacement because it sounds “less invasive.” Unlike the knee (which has three distinct compartments and when one wears out there’s a good chance that only that compartment needs to be replaced), the hip is a single ball (femoral head) and joint socket (acetabulum) and a partial hip replacement often isn’t the optimum choice.

Why I No Longer Use the Anterior Approach for Primary Total Hip Replacement Surgery

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As a surgeon with a specialty practice in hip and knee replacement surgery, patients rely on my expertise.  Recently, a patient asked me why I no longer use the anterior approach for total hip replacement.  I stopped performing this procedure because in my experience there are no advantages to the surgery, rather a number of potential disadvantages.  Simply, I couldn't continue to use a procedure that I could not trust to deliver every time.

The Pros and Cons of Two Approaches to Hip Replacement: Mini-Posterior and Direct Anterior

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In my last blog post, I discussed minimally invasive surgery…

The Most Common Reason for Chronic, Debilitating Hip Pain

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Hip pain is a common problem with many potential causes.