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Hip Replacement

You deserve more options

With other doctors and other hospitals, you don’t have much in terms of choices when it comes to treating your hip pain. With Dr. Lindsey and the Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health, you get a wider, newer range of options not available anywhere else in the region. You also get a true expert who will work with you to choose and deliver the right solution for your own unique needs.

Get back to doing the things you love…

…with the people you love.

As Board Certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in hip and knee replacements, Dr. Lindsey is trained in all surgical approaches to the hip: anterior (Direct Anterior), anterior-lateral and posterior. Together with Dr. Lindsey, you decide which surgical approach is best for you.  The two of you will consider together what will work best for  you based on your own unique anatomy, on your specific level of arthritis, your past medical history, and on your underlying causes of arthritis. Dr. Lindsey will then customize your surgery for the best possible results.

The “anterior approach” is Dr. Lindsey’s preferred surgical technique when a patient is relatively thin (BMI less than 38) and they have not had prior hip surgery. This anterior path allows for a rapid recovery from surgery because it’s an “inter-muscular” approach in which muscles are moved during the procedure but not detached. With this approach, a patient has fewer “precautions” post-surgery. That’s because the hip stays more stable after surgery, and the muscles around it help prevent dislocation.

Dr. Lindsey also uses advanced computer technology to ensure accurate component position, leg length, and offset for this unique surgical approach (See video below!)

 

The “Posterior Approach” is most often used when patients have very stiff and arthritic hips or when they have significant osteoporosis or have had prior hip surgery. With this approach, patients have additional hip precautions after surgery in order to prevent dislocation and ensure proper healing. Studies demonstrate excellent outcomes with the posterior approach as well as low complication rates. However, the dislocation risk is higher than the anterior approach.

There’s a lot more to know. And Dr. Lindsey can help you discover what’s best for you. Take the first step. Call 608-342-4748 for an appointment today.

Surgery is not right for everyone.

If you have hip pain, the first step is making an appointment. Other treatment options are available to you. Sometimes surgery is not required or even advised. Dr. Lindsey can help you decide if our physical therapy and rehabilitation experts can help you avoid surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment,
call us at 608-342-4748.


ADDITIONAL TOPICS

Medications: What Every Patient Should Know (a Guide to Safe and Proper Usage)

As the patient, you play a very important role in your medication therapy. As your health care providers, we want to ensure that all of our patients are provided with the proper information to use medications safely and effectively[read more]

Traveling for Your Surgery?

Dr. Lindsey’s state-of-the-art procedures bring people from all over, so he’s prepared a travel guide and checklist of what to bring to the hospital to help prepare his patients…[read more]

Before Surgery

Preparing yourself for surgery is more than just mental preparations. Find out about other aspects of daily life to consider prior to your upcoming surgery…[read more]

After Surgery

To find out more about what to expect after surgery click here.


In continuing its mission to provide the best patient care possible, The Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health participates in the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR).