25Jun 2013

Tennis Star Wins Decades-Long Battle Against Knee Complications

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What knee-replacement patients can learn from Billie Jean King

During the 1970s, tennis star Billie Jean King was a shining star both on and off the tennis court. King won 39 Grand slam titles, including 20 at Wimbledon, and was a leading activist for social change and gender equality. One battle that King struggled to win for years was against her debilitating knee pain.

Today, double-knee implants have changed King’s life and she is back playing tennis again at age 67.

Double-knee replacement surgery was King’s eighth knee operation since her first at age 23 when she was No. 1 in the world. […]

14Jun 2013

Local Orthopaedic Surgeon Participates in Clinical Training with Dr. Steven S. Louis

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Dr. Stephen Baker, a local orthopaedic surgeon specializing in disorders of the hip and knee, is one of many surgeons from around the country participating in clinical training programs in the operating room with Dr. Steven Louis to learn the new Anterior Approach surgical technique for hip replacement surgery.

10Jun 2013

From total hip replacement to the dance floor in 28 days

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“I had a total hip replacement Dec. 3, 2012, and I was on the dance floor Dec. 31st – New Year’s Eve,” said Margaret Blighton, 66, of Batavia. “I wore flats rather than 3 inch heels, but I was a-dancing!”

Prior to her surgery, Margaret endured good-natured teasing from friends about the way she limped like an elderly person. The pain radiated in her groin and low back, and she put up with it for five or six years. An avid walker and golfer, Margaret became more and more limited until finally, she gave up on both activities.

Margaret […]

4Jun 2013

Important Joint Health Message from the AAOS

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Dr. Steven Louis promotes a national campaign to educate the general public regarding the importance of taking care of your joints and seeking qualified evaluation by an orthopaedic specialists when bone and joint pain become an issue.  Bone and joint pain can hold you back from doing the things you love because your body can say “no” at any age. This pain might keep you from working, playing, or just plain moving. In fact, one in four Americans suffers from an impairment that impacts their ability to move. But, orthopaedic patients across this nation are now taking a stand…they are […]

31May 2013

If I Can Do It – You Can Too!!

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May 31, 2013

To Future Fellow Hip Replacement Patients – If I Can Do It – You Can!

It has been seven months since my hip replacement!  This time last year I was just beginning to make appointments with orthopedic surgeons because my hip pain was becoming debilitating.  No more long walks – actually short walks either!  I DREDED it and kept thinking that maybe with more leafy green salads, salmon, beta carotene-whatever-it would get better…but nooo!

I had read about a medical company several months earlier that created hip/knee joints for a new operating procedure – never knowing I would be checking […]

22May 2013

Willowbrook Man Back to Work After Direct Anterior Approach Hip Surgery

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Willowbrook Man Back to Work After Direct Anterior Approach Hip Surgery

WILLOWBROOK, IL — May 8, 2012

Immediately after orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steven Louis performed Direct Anterior Approach hip replacement surgery on Gregory Kozak, 57, of Willowbrook, he was able to walk comfortably.  Within a month, he was back to work in a 100,000 square foot machine shop, where he’s on his feet most of the day enjoying his work as a maintenance technician.

“I’m a self-proclaimed workaholic,” Gregory explains, “and my hip was shot before the surgery. I’d just put too much strain on it over the years. The pain was […]

27Apr 2013

International Visitors Learn Technique from Dr Steven S. Louis

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Dr. K S Park and Dr. S J Yoon travelled from South Korea to Hinsdale, IL to learn from Dr. Steven Louis, recognized internationally for his expertise and surgical technique performing the Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Arthroplasty.

 

27Mar 2013

California Orthopaedic Surgeon Learns Technique from Dr. Steven S. Louis

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photo[2] copyDr. Ronald Jones, orthopaedic surgeon on staff at St. Joseph Health Redwood Memorial Hospital located in Eureka, California, and specializing in disorders of the hip, is one of many surgeons from around the country participating in clinical training programs in the operating room with Dr. Steven Louis to learn the new Anterior Approach surgical technique for hip replacement surgery.

27Mar 2013

Hip Replacement Versus Hip Resurfacing

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Hip Replacement vs. Hip Resurfacing

By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Jane Brody, the Times’s Personal Health columnist, recently reported on less invasive techniques for hip replacement that reduce complications and speed recovery. Dr. Patrick A. Meere, an orthopedic surgeon at New York University who specializes in hip and knee arthritis surgery, joined the Consults blog to answer reader questions. Here, Dr. Meere responds to several readers who asked about hip replacement versus hip resurfacing. In addition, see Dr. Meere’s many responses in the Comments section of “Improving on the Hip Replacement”; additional responses will […]

20Feb 2013

Hip Mobility Regained

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Engineer hip mobility regained after serious car accident.

A personal note….

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