Steven Louis,MD hosts Hip Pain seminar. Dr. Louis is one of a short list of orthopedic surgeons in the Chicago area performing the revolutionary, less-invasive Direct Anterior Approach to hip replacement, is conducting a free, informational seminar on this, the latest technique in total hip replacement. The seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, in the Health & Wellness Center, Rooms A/B, 3551 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove, IL .
To register, please call 800.323.8622 and mention Class Code 4G38.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Dr. Louis has performed over 1,000 anterior approach hip replacement surgeries on just as many pleased patients. The Direct Anterior (from the front) Approach is less invasive, less painful and allows a quicker recuperation than traditional hip replacement surgery done from the rear or side of the body. That’s because this technique is minimally invasive and allows the surgeon to replace the hip without detaching muscles around it. Consequently, the important gluteus muscles, which play a key role in hip function, are less affected than with traditional hip replacement surgery.
This sophisticated procedure depends on surgeon training and experience. Dr. Louis is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in the area of trauma, giving him an edge over other surgeons, because he is experienced in surgical techniques that spare as much tissue as possible.
With less tissue and muscle damage, patients return to normal activities sooner and are pain-free more quickly.