Advances in Hip Surgery Lead to Shorter Hospital Stays
Watch Dr. Phil Downer’s Hip Segment on King5’s Health Link
Dr. Downer discusses items to address before considering surgery, the Anterior Hip Approach and the best activities to help maintain the health of your joint.
“Total hip replacement has become one of the most common and successful procedures in the U.S.
Medical advances even have some patients leaving the hospital within hours of surgery.
“We have also worked on the variables that have contributed to the length of stay, reducing pain, and improving function,” explains orthopedic surgeon Dr. Phillip Downer.
When Dr. Downer works with a patient, he makes sure they are ready for surgery by losing weight, managing diabetes or blood pressure – whatever the case may be for each patient – so that after surgery, their body can optimally heal.” (Read Article)
Learn more about Dr. Downer and the Anterior Approach, please call 206-784-8833 for more information.