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Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is among only 15 percent of U.S. hospitals with the staff and facilities available to perform the latest approach in hip replacement surgery, called “Direct Anterior Hip Replacement.” In this procedure, the surgeon goes through the front (anterior) portion of......

Most simply, hip replacement surgery is a treatment for pain and disability in the hip. The most common condition that results in the need for hip replacement surgery is osteoarthritis. “If you’re getting pain in the groin and buttocks and it interferes with getting sleep......

Parkwest orthopedic surgeon tackles rare joint disease Randall Duckett is going to walk his youngest daughter down the aisle this spring. Just two years ago, he was wheelchair-bound. “It had gotten to the point at which his feet were curved at a 45-degree angle, so......

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