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Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement: What is Anterior Approach?

September 11, 2014
Learn about causes of hip pain, including arthritis, and how to regain movement and activity through non-surgical, and surgical treatment…
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Back to Basics – Tools for Handling Back Pain from the Spine Carpenter.

January 29, 2010
" Back to Basics – Tools for Handling Back Pain from the Spine Carpenter. by Jeffrey M. Baron, M.D. (aka Spine Carpenter) As an…
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"My mother is 94 – we waited the long Memorial holiday, called Tuesday and explained acute back pain – sudden onset. We were courteously and efficiently given an appointment the NEXT morning! We were greeted warmly in the lobby by a woman who directed..."
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Hip & Knee

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A lot has happened since the first hip replacements twenty years ago. Refined surgical techniques, improved materials, and a better understanding of how joints work have led to advances in joint replacements which are now available for hips, knees, shoulders, elbows and finger joints.

As one of the leading centers for joint replacement in the Southwest United States, the Institute's joint replacement surgeons help thousands of people each year return to active lifestyles. But, surgery is not usually the first approach.

Tucson Orthopaedic surgeons begin with conservative management, prescribing medication, physical therapy, or improved nutrition, to manage pain and attempt to slow the wearing away of the joint's cushion.

When this approach is no longer effective, joint replacement surgery may be recommended. As with all surgery, there are risks to consider.

New surgical techniques using smaller incisions can offer shorter hospital stays and recovery periods. The physicians at Tucson Orthopaedic are on the forefront of these advances. (See related article about Dr. Maltry and the Gold Seal of Approval earned by Northwest Hospital's Total Joint program.) However, no one technique is right for everyone. At Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, a careful examination and consultation always precedes any recommendation.

For more information or to arrange a consultation with a joint replacement surgeon at Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, please call one of our three convenient offices.

Common Concerns and Treatments  

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Meet Our Physicians

Russell G. Cohen, M.D.

Specialty:
FracturesHipKneeWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Lawrence R. Housman, M.D.

Specialty:
FracturesHipKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Jay A. Katz, M.D.

Specialty:
HipKneeShoulderSports Medicine
Location:
East Office

Michael A. Parseghian, M.D.

Specialty:
KneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Murray F. Robertson, M.D.

Specialty:
ElbowFracturesHipKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Scott V. Slagis, M.D.

Specialty:
FracturesHipKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

John J. Wild, Jr., M.D.

Specialty:
HipKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Todd J. Tucker, M.D.

Specialty:
FracturesKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

Jesse Wild, M.D.

Specialty:
ElbowFracturesHipKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
East Office

John A. Maltry, M.D.

Specialty:
HipKnee
Location:
Northwest Office
Oro Valley Office

William D. Prickett, M.D.

Edward P. Petrow Jr., D.O.

Specialty:
FracturesHipKnee
Location:
Northwest Office

Kevin W. Bowers, M.D.

Specialty:
FracturesHipKneeShoulderSports MedicineWorkers Comp
Location:
Oro Valley Office

Hip Stories:

Are You a Happy Hippie

Find out how hip replacement has changed lives. Read the Happy Hippie contest winner's stories on our Success Stories page.

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What Hurts?

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PATIENT RESOURCES

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Our goal is to provide you with the best orthopedic care possible and that starts with providing you with good information. Learn what to expect ...

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