Anterior Approach in Hip Replacement Surgery.

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  Potential For Less pain. Faster recovery. Improved mobility!  The Anterior Approach for total hip replacement is a tissue-sparing alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery that provides the potential for less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility because the muscle tissues are spared during the surgical procedure. The technique allows the surgeon to work between your muscles […]

Surgery at the end of the year

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Thinking about booking your hip or knee replacement surgery in November or December? Book your consultation now to reserve your surgery date. Susie, my scheduler started booking patients in March for the end of the year. A typical wait is 4-6 weeks depending if you need a cardiac or dental clearance. If you don’t want […]

Second opinions… do you need one?

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If you have been told you are a candidate for hip or knee surgery I encourage you make an appointment with me for a second opinion. Simply bring your x-rays and reports and I will review them and perform a physical exam to determine a diagnosis. Picking the right doctor can make all the difference in […]

How to avoid infection after hip and knee joint replacement surgery!

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I will most likely recommend a dental clearance as well. If you don’t have a dentist I can recommend someone who will see you before surgery. If you were instructed to get a dental clearance before your procedure and fail to to do, your surgery will be cancelled until you receive the clearance.   http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2015/07/01/patient-outcome-optimization-how-to-best-manage-joint-replacement-risks-and-get-back-on-your-feet

Taking supplements? Tell your physician before surgery!

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If you are scheduled for surgery be sure to tell your surgeon and anesthesiologist what supplements you are taking. There are a several that you will need to stop before surgery. http://www.drsinatra.com/are-you-taking-a-dangerous-nutritional-supplement/?key=200254&utm_campaign=social&utm_source=acq-social-all&utm_medium=social-facebook&utm_content=social-sinatra-facebook-5042015-article-dangerous-supplements

You may not need a referral to see me!

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Most insurance plans don’t require a referral to see a specialist but if you’re plan does, my office will contact your primary care physician for you. Non-surgerical options may relieve your hip or knee pain and the sooner you get treatment the better chance you have of a quicker recovery. Call my office at 918-514-3009 […]

Surgery may not be the answer to your hip or knee pain!

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What activities have you had to give up because of hip or knee pain? First step is conservative options like physical therapy, non-steroidals and injections which may help alleviate your pain. If those don’t work then we discuss surgical options. If you’ve been told you need surgery, I’m happy to give you a second opinion. […]