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Dr. Ryan Shephard: Why the Anterior Method is So Popular

Dr. Ryan Shephard: Why the Anterior Method is So Popular

You’ve just been told that you have no choice but to go through with hip surgery. You’re not surprised, though, as you’ve known a long time that surgery would be inevitable in your case. What you may not know about hip surgery, though, is that […]

Dr. Ryan Shephard: Check out These Alternatives to Opioids

Dr. Ryan Shephard: Check out These Alternatives to Opioids

Chances are that when you turned on the news at some point last year, you saw a report about “the opioid crisis” at one point or another. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the fact that the United States Department of Health and Human […]

Dr. Ryan Shephard: The Many Complications of Opioid Use

Dr. Ryan Shephard: The Many Complications of Opioid Use

When you hear the word “opioid,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? The fact that a growing number of patients have become addicted to these types of drugs may unfortunately be your first thought. Yes, it is true that over 115 people pass […]

5 Reasons You Should Think About the Anterior Approach

5 Reasons You Should Think About the Anterior Approach

As medicine has advanced so has procedures and methodologies. The same is true for hip replacement surgery, culminating in more and more minimally-invasive techniques, such as The Anterior Approach to hip replacement surgery. Below are a few reasons to consider the anterior approach. 1.) Because […]

Benefits and Advantages of the Anterior Approach

Benefits and Advantages of the Anterior Approach

  We live in exciting times in which the medical field is constantly evolving and improving on previous methods and technologies. Hip replacement surgery is no different than the rest of the medical field — it’s constantly improving. Enter the Anterior Approach, a minimally-invasive method […]

Pain Management in the Opioid Crisis

Pain Management in the Opioid Crisis

It’s no secret that currently American society is experiencing an opioid epidemic. This fact is especially important to Orthopedic Surgeons, who are at the current moment estimated to be the 4th highest opioid prescriber — and that’s across all medical specialties. Now it’s more important […]

Red Flags for Opioid Addiction

Red Flags for Opioid Addiction

In our current opioid crisis it’s important for physicians and those who are dealing with pain management and injury rehabilitation to be wholly transparent in the prescribing and use of drugs and, particularly, opioids. Since knowledge is power, we thought it would be beneficial to […]