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Dr. Romanick To Teach Innovative Hip Replacement Benefits
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 • Posted October 28, 2009

Hill Country Memorial Hospital will offer a Good Health School on the benefits of anterior approach hip replacement Tuesday, Nov. 3, at noon, at the Hill Country Memorial Hospital Women’s Pavilion.

The class will be taught by Orthopedic Surgeon P. Charles Romanick, MD, of Texas Hills Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, P.A. The orthopedic practice also includes Joseph M. Cohn, MD, J. Steven Hoerster, MD, and Daniel B. Robertson, MD.

Anterior approach hip replacement, while gaining popularity in the United States, is less common according to Dr. Romanick because of unfamiliarity among prospective patients, traditional teaching and lack of the necessary instrumentation and equipment.

The anterior approach hip replacement offers multiple advantages, according to Dr. Romanick. He said patients often experience less pain, a faster recovery and improved mobility after surgery.

“Many people live with hip pain because they’re afraid of undergoing a surgery with a long and painful rehabilitation time,” Dr. Romanick said. “Hip pain can limit one’s daily activities. I would invite anyone to explore anterior approach hip replacement as a viable option.”

Hill Country Memorial Hospital provided critical equipment for the surgery. “The hospital invested the money for the ideal table to perform this procedure,” Dr. Romanick said. “That’s another example of how the hospital values innovation and why we’re so fortunate here to have this hospital. Additionally, I’ll tell you I have outstanding support in the hospital with scrub techs, nurses and rehabilitation therapists who are at the top of their field. I can’t say enough about the staff.”

The hospital frequently offers Good Health Schools to educate the public about health concerns. The sessions are open to anyone, but space is limited. Call the Wellness Center at (830) 997-1355 to make your reservation.

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