The Hippest Hip


(PALM SPRINGS) — What is new in minimally invasive hip-replacement surgery?

Apparently, the Direct Superior Approach, the industry’s most innovative approach, championed by Douglas J. Roger, M.D., director of joint-replacement service at the Institute of Clinical Orthopedic Neurosciences at Desert Regional Medical Center.

The champion himself told a packed house that gathered for ‘The Hippest Hip’ symposium at Palm Spring’s Mizell Senior Center on July 17 that hip replacement can be done with little muscle damage, rapid recovery time, and quick return of a normal, active lifestyle — and he can prove it.

The Direct Superior Approach, which uses smaller skin incisions, less traumatic surgical techniques and advanced pain-management strategies, is delivering the country’s best results, the nationally renowned surgeon said.

In barely five years, already more than 600 patients in the Coachella Valley alone have enjoyed the freedom of Dr. Roger’s Direct Superior Approach.

One was in the crowd.

Dr. Roger,” she said, “you changed my life.

The Direct Superior Approach has less blood less, less post-operative pain, and faster recovery times compared to any other traditional hip-replacement procedures.

A pioneer of Direct Superior Approach minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Roger is a nationally renowned joint replacement industry leader, in addition to serving as Director of Joint Replacements at Desert Regional Medical Center.

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