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Shooting Down Hip Pain: Anterior Hip Replacement Patient Profile

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On a beautiful spring day just outside Columbia, SC, anterior hip replacement is the last thing on Anne Piercy’s mind. She’s thinking about her second home on the range: the gun range, that is. “I became good friends with a police officer who told me I needed to get a gun,” said the 73-year old West Columbia, SC, resident. “I go to the range every chance I get. It’s like our own little supper club.” Her … Read More

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Anterior Hip Replacement Video: Patients Ask Their Questions Directly to the Surgeon

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Many people with hip pain don’t know where to start on their journey for more information. It is great to read stories of other patients and their experience as well as the surgeon in their philosophy. But what if you don’t want to make an appointment or wait until your appointment day or time? In this video, anterior hip replacement specialist Dr. James Loging shares his thoughts on the procedure, the “why” behind the way … Read More

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The 5 Questions You Must Ask Your Doctor Before Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

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So you have to have hip replacement surgery. You’ve done your research and realize that anterior hip replacement surgery is the best way to go and that’s how you want it done. Now what? Time to find a surgeon who can perform anterior hip replacement surgery for you. Unfortunately, this can be difficult sometimes, as certain parts of the country don’t have a surgeon who performs it. If this is your case, then you may … Read More

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If Anterior Hip Replacement Is So Much Better, Why Isn’t Everyone Doing It?

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I get asked this question a lot. And sometimes I wonder “why not?” too, since there are so many benefits to anterior hip replacement. After all, we each have a tendency to go with the crowd and do what is popular, thinking that is the best way. When it comes to offering a new therapy, many factors that go into the decision-making process. But if you examine the requirements below, it is understandable why more physicians … Read More

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Anterior Hip Replacement: Why Kramer from Seinfeld Would Never Have One

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If you had a TV in the 1990s, chances are you tuned in to see the show Seinfeld. I enjoyed watching the predicaments that Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer would find themselves in and, most of the time, find their way out of. Those guys were in the prime of their lives then, but 20+ years later, Father Time may have caught up with them. After living on the edge with crazy dance moves, time … Read More

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The 4 Types of People Who Need A Hip Replacement

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Hip replacement surgery has become an extremely common surgery performed in the U.S. and the number performed every year continues to increase. Since 2000, the number of replacements has increased by 92% in patients over 75 years of age. But the idea that joint replacement is reserved for seniors is outdated. The number of hip replacements increased by 205% for patients age 45-55. With better healthcare access, people are living fuller and longer lives. As … Read More

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Welcome to Get A-Hip!

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Welcome everyone to Get A-Hip. I created this website as an avenue to reach more people about the benefits of anterior hip replacement. This site’s mission is to present to you the many factors that go into a hip replacement surgery, and explain why I feel that the anterior approach is best for patients. Over the coming months, I’ll write about my experiences, advantages, equipment, costs and other elements surrounding anterior hip replacement. You’ll hear … Read More