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Hip & Knee ProceduresRobert Russell, MD

Robert Russell, MD is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the comprehensive management of hip and knee disorders including primary hip and knee replacements, direct anterior approach for total hip replacement, treatment of painful hip and knee replacements, revision surgery for failed or problematic hip and knee replacements, management of fractures near the hip and knee and infections of hip and knee replacements. In addition, Dr. Russell enjoys treating sports related hip and knee injuries, focusing on minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques when at all possible.

His interests include:

  • Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Direct anterior approach for total hip replacement
  • Treatment of painful hip and knee replacements
  • Revision surgery for failed or problematic hip and knee replacements
  • Fractures near the hip and knee
  • Infections of hip and knee replacements
  • Sport related hip and knee injuries
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery

Hip Procedures

Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components. The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints located between the thigh bone.

Direct anterior approach for total hip replacement

Direct anterior total hip arthroplasty or replacement is a minimally invasive hip surgery performed to replace the total hip joint without cutting through any major muscles. It is also referred to as muscle sparing surgery because no major muscles are cut enabling a quicker return to normal activity.

Revision hip replacement

Revision hip replacement is a complex surgical procedure in which all or part of a previously implanted hip-joint is replaced with a new artificial hip-joint. Total hip replacement surgery is an option to relieve severe arthritis pain that limits your daily activities. During total hip replacement, the damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components. At times, hip replacement implants can wear out for various reasons and may need to be replaced with the help of a surgical procedure known as revision hip replacement surgery.

Hip Fracture

Hip fractures refer to any kind of breakage or damage in the thigh bone (femur). People over the age of 65, especially women, are highly vulnerable to hip fractures. You will require assistance after hip fractures from family members as well as health professionals and may also be required to be admitted to the hospital for further assistance. Hip fractures can be caused due to weak bones (osteoporosis) or from a fall.

Sports related hip injury

Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, fractures and dislocations.

Early evaluation and diagnosis of sports injuries provide better treatment outcomes and prevention of complications.

Knee Procedures

Knee Replacement Surgery

Total knee replacement, also called total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the worn out or damaged surfaces of the knee joint are removed and replaced with artificial parts. Total knee replacement surgery is commonly indicated for severe osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of knee arthritis in which the joint cartilage gradually wears away.

Revision knee replacement

Revision knee replacement surgery involves replacing part or all of your previous knee prosthesis with a new prosthesis. Although total knee replacement surgery is successful, sometimes the procedure can fail due to various reasons and require a second revision surgery.

Knee Fracture

The knee cap or patella is the largest sesamoid bone in the body and one of the components of the knee joint, present at the front of the knee. Fracture of knee cap is rare and is more common in adult males. The most common cause of fracture is a direct blow to the knee cap such as a fall or a motor vehicle accident. The patella can also be fractured indirectly, due to a sudden contraction of the thigh muscles.

Sports related knee injury

Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, fractures and dislocations.

Early evaluation and diagnosis of sports injuries provide better treatment outcomes and prevention of complications.

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