Any surgery brings its worries but hip operations are routine and the techniques are well tested. Around 300,000 operations were performed last year in the US, alone. There is a very low rate of complications and hip replacement recovery is usually very good. For many people, a return to simple activities like walking a dog without pain are the gift of a lifetime.
via Hip Replacement Recovery: What to Expect, Timelines, Outcomes.
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I’ve been through a lot of security check points in the past 5 bionic years of airport travel, I’ve been prodded in New York, wanded in Washington DC, intimately viewed in Hawaii, and touched in San Francisco.
BUT…I have never been wanded, prodden THEN taken to a private room, and asked to show my hip replacement scars before…that was a first (in London, by the way).
So, down went my pants to present my surgery souvenirs to polite but perfect strangers.
I know the world is changing, with heightened security and all that it entails – however how much is too much?
I ask YOU!
WEST HARTFORD, CT–(Marketwire – Aug 22, 2011) – BroadcastMed, Inc.’s surgical web portal ORLive.com is proud to present a live web program from Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Joel M. Matta will perform a less invasive, alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery called the Anterior Approach. Using the Corail® Total Hip System and the PINNACLE® Acetabular Cup System from DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., as well as a specialized surgical table co-designed by Dr. Matta, he will perform the surgery at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.
“The Anterior Approach allows surgeons to work between the muscles, without detaching them from the hip or thighbones,” said Dr. Matta. “When these important muscles are left relatively undisturbed, patients may be able to freely bend their hip and bear full weight immediately following surgery, which may shorten recovery time.”
via Live Web Event Highlights Anterior Approach to Total Hip Replacement.