Today, arthritis is one of the most widespread conditions, causing a great deal of pain and suffering among the patients of New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer. This is why some patients agree to a wide variety of treatments such as total hip replacement surgery, to attain pain relief and reclaim their mobility. However, there is some important news about this surgery that patients must know.
The Arthritis Foundation has determined that the success in total hip replacement surgery may depend on the number of procedures that the surgeon has already performed. This kind of surgery is considered to be the most successful, cost-effective and safe procedure, and when patients choose the best orthopedic surgeon, they will have a greater chance of success.
According to recent studies, patients who have been operated on by the most experienced surgeons are less likely to suffer from complications post surgery. Well-experienced surgeons are those who perform over 35 total hip replacements each year or about three or more per month.
It was discovered that, compared to those patients whose surgeons performed fewer surgeries, patients whose orthopedic surgeons had performed more than 35 hip replacement surgeries had a 30 percent lower occurrence of adjustments or dislocations.
Patients who were operated on by high-volume New Orleans orthopedic surgeons had fewer incidents of dislocation. It was also discovered that patients who were operated on by orthopedic surgeons who performed 25 surgeries per year had fewer complications compared to those patients whose surgeons performed only 10 surgeries per year.
The truth is that it can be extremely difficult to predict whether or not an operation will be successful. This is why experts recommend that patients take time to select the best surgeon. It is also very important to take preventive measures before a hip replacement is needed. Many arthritis patients are reassured to hear news that they only need to choose the best surgeon in order to improve their condition.
Dr. Richard Meyer is one of the most experienced Orthopaedic Surgeons in the area, having performed thousands of successful Total Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries using Computer Technology.
His 20+ years of experience includes State-of-the-Art Computer Navigated Surgery, Partial Knee Replacements, Total Hip and Knee Replacements and Complex Revisions. In fact, he is the first Louisiana physician to use the CI Computer Navigation System to perform Knee Replacement Surgery.
If you are interested in determining if hip replacement surgery is right for you, call the office of New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer today to schedule a consultation.