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hips that work!

Here are two examples of patients of mine who have had both hips replaced via a minimally invasive direct anterior approach.  The first patient is a very active physician from Alaska who developed severe bilateral osteoarthritis of the hip joints.  He was initially very reluctant to undergo surgery (no doctor likes a taste of their …

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avascular necrosis

Avascular necrosis, commonly abbreviated as AVN, is a condition that causes disabling hip pain due to death of the bone underlying the cartilage on the femoral side of the hip joint.  In many instances, the cause of this spontaneous death of the bone is unknown, but the condition can be associated with alcoholism and use …

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hemiarthoplasty

Hemiarthroplasty for hip fractures As part of the requirements to be on staff at the hospital where I work, I am required to take trauma call.  One of the most frequent reasons for semi-urgent orthopedic surgery is a fractured hip.  A modification of the anterior approach is commonly used during the treatment of a certain …

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