Dr. Steven B. Ogden, MD has joined the practice as of August 1, 2008 after completing a one year fellowship with Texas Hip & Knee Center. Dr. Ogden specializes in MIS Hip and Knee Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, Complex Hip and Knee Revision as well as knee Arthroscopy. “Doctor Ogden is a superstar and we had to make him part of our team” states Dr. Steven Weeden (THKC Fellowship Director).
New Minimally Invasive Anterior Hip Approach
Several of the physicians at the THKC are now performing the anterior MIS hip replacement. Similar to the other MIS approaches that the physicians have performed for years (MIS posterior, 2 incision MIS and MIS anterolateral) this technique allows for less muscle trauma and invasion, therefore allowing an accelerated recovery. Hip resurfacing and Hip Arthroscopy are additional procedures routinely performed at the Center as well as the Anterior Hip MIS technique.
THKC continues to teach doctors here in Fort Worth and around the country these advanced methods of Hip and Knee restoration. We are investigating the use of smaller implants that result in bone preservation during both Hip and Knee surgery.
“Custom Hip and Knee Replacement”
The THKC is now performing an exciting new technology where an MRI or CT scan is obtained prior to replacement and patient specific CUSTOM instruments are made to “fit the patient”. This allows for less surgical steps, less operative time, and more precise surgery. It also may lesson blood loss and pain after the operation. The THKC also uses gender specific implants in the appropriate patient.
New Alternative Bearing Surfaces in Total Hip Arthroplasty
The most proven bearing surface in total hip replacement consists of a metal ball (femoral head) and plastic (high molecular weight polyethylene). There are now newer materials that wear much less than traditional plastic. These implants consist of highly cross-linked polyethylene, ceramics, or metal on metal. Our doctor and you can determine which bearing surface is best. Each surface has various risks and benefits.
There are now new techniques that allow your surgeon to restore damaged cartilage in the knee. Arthritis affecting the entire joint typically cannot be restored with today's techniques. However, isolated injuries can be treated with new surgeries that restore damaged cartilage in the knee. Each technique has limitations and only your surgeon can determine which is best for your particular injury. Research is currently underway to determine new medicines, vitamins, or surgical procedures to protect and restore cartilage.
MIS "mini incision" Total Hip and Knee Surgery
More than 30 million people in the United States suffer from osteoarthritis. There are now proven new and exciting procedures using special implants for total hip and knee surgery. The implants are inserted through smaller incisions, which are typically 2-5 inches in length rather than the standard 10-12 inch incisions. Mini incision hip and knee replacement is a less invasive alternative to traditional joint surgery. It involves smaller incisions with specialized instruments.
We have noticed a faster rehabilitation and a shorter hospital stay in the majority of patients utilizing these new procedures. Some of our patients have been discharged from the hospital after 24 hours. These benefits may allow a faster return to work and daily activities. The minimally invasive technique may offer significant advantages over traditional hip replacement.
The Texas Hip and Knee Center has performed this surgery on patients as young as 36 years of age to patients in their 70's. However, the majority of patients undergoing this procedure are age 55 and older.
Our doctor and you can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. A number of factors determine whether or not a patient is qualified to undergo the MIS procedure. An ideal candidate is someone who has osteoarthritis of the hip or knee and is in excellent health and fairly active. Candidates may also include people who are not responding to other forms of treatment, such as medication or therapy.
The Texas Hip and Knee Center in Fort Worth, Texas, has performed more two-incision total hip and mini-total knee replacements than any other site in Texas. Additionally, the surgeons at The Texas Hip and Knee Center routinely teach these new techniques to other physicians from around the region and work to develop and improve the techniques and the implants utilized.
The “Baby-Boomers” are out there, as well as the weekend warrior; and the solution to their joint problem in this region of the country is located at the Texas Hip and Knee Center. The AAOS has projected a shortage of surgeons for arthritis by 2015 and the THKC will continue to grow to meet the needs of this growing problem. We look forward to visiting with you soon.
The Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation site provides general information on the different
types of arthritis.
Pace With Life
This web site provides information about hip and knee replacement
and information about MIS "mini-incision" hip and knee
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the world's
largest orhopaedic medical association. This site provides a tremendous
amount of information on disorders of the bones, joints, muscles,
and ligaments. It also lists surgeons that are members of the AAOS.
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases site
provides additional information about the various forms of arthritits as well
as hip and knee replacement.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation
The National Osteoporosis Foundation details and explains what osteoporosis
is and provides information on the prevention and the treatment of this disease.