Students taking Biology Professor Gregory Smith’s Human Anatomy course gathered around a TV in Brosseau Hall on Thursday, May 2, to participate in a unique first at Saint Mary’s - interacting with a surgeon while watching a live telesurgery of a hip replacement. From first cut to last, students identified anatomy and asked questions of Stefan Kreuzer, MD, from Advanced Center for Orthopedics in Houston.
Recovery times cut in half
As people live longer, more active lives, hip replacement surgery is becoming more and more common. Thanks to innovative technology, surgeons are getting people back on their feet doing what they love, faster.
Pat Groves has been a runner for more than 20 years. But the past 10 haven’t been easy.
Using a device that looks more like a torture rack than a surgical table, surgeons are now able to replace a hip through the front of the pelvis, limiting tissue and muscle damage and leading to faster recovery.
Jill Porter is a lifelong athlete who pounds the pavement on courts and fields across a variety of sports.
So when her left hip started hurting, she hoped it was something that rehabilitation and anti-inflammatories would take care of.
I would like to invite you to join us in Houston for the 4th Annual Anterior Hip Course, September 24-26, 2015.
If you’re already using the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty and want to hone your skills, this course is for you.