As an RN with 32 years experience and pre-surgery coordinator for total joint replacement patients, I am well informed regarding the various approaches and could have chosen any procedure and surgeon for my hip replacement. I selected the Anterior Approach because it has been performed successfully in Europe and the USA for many years and there are no post-surgery precautions.
Hi, my name is Mary. I am 60 years old. On May 9th, I had “anterior” hip replacement surgery by Dr. Steven Naide of East Coast Orthopaedics. Before the operation, I suffered with pain for about a year or so. I had to take pain meds every day. I could hardly walk. Needless to say, my life was miserable as I am a very active person.
Although my hip pain was growing increasingly worse, I was hesitant to have surgery because of my age, I am 78 years old. When I learned about the new anterior approach at a seminar given by Dr. Bruce Janke and Dr. Steven Naide, I changed my mind at once.
My name is Jeff, a 65-year-old male that had total hip replacement surgery on March 19, 2007 at North Broward Medical Center. Dr. Bruce Janke from East Coast Orthopaedics performed a frontal procedure that allowed me to have no limitations on movement “like the way most doctors do their surgery”.