Dr. Boyd’s Procedures

Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement is a minimally invasive hip surgery to replace the hip joint without cutting through any muscles or tendons.

    Advantages of anterior hip replacement include less postoperative pain, minimal soft-tissue trauma, smaller incision, less scarring, minimal blood loss, shorter operative time, quicker recovery, early mobilization, less postoperative restrictions, quicker return to normal activities and short hospital stay.

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Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgery

  • Outpatient hip surgery is an advanced technique that uses the same implants as traditional surgery, but involves a smaller incision and newer exposure techniques when compared to the traditional procedure. This type of surgery is less invasive to the tissues and bones and involves a much shorter hospitalization time, where the patient can go home the same day.

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Robotic Hip Replacement

  • Robotic hip surgery is an advancement to a traditional hip surgery. It has greater precision of the robotic system than when a surgery is performed by hand. Robotic surgery improves the position and alignment of instruments and implants, thereby improving clinical outcomes.

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Revision Hip Replacement

  • Revision hip replacement is a complex surgical procedure in which all or part of a previously implanted hip-joint is replaced with a new artificial hip-joint.  At times, hip replacement implants can wear out for various reasons and may need to be replaced with the help of a surgical procedure known as revision hip replacement surgery.

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Avascular Necrosis Treatment

  • The treatment for avascular necrosis aims at preventing further loss of bone and it depends on the bone damage that has occurred already. Conservative treatment would reverse early stages of avascular necrosis whereas surgical treatment may be required in more advanced stages.

    Conservative approach includes rest, medications, exercises, and electrical stimulation.

    Surgical treatment includes core decompression, bone transplant, and bone reshaping or osteotomy.

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Fractures & Trauma

  • Fractures of the femur bone, labral tear and hip dislocation are some of the common injuries affecting the hip. The hip joint bears more weight and is more susceptible for injuries while playing sports. Hip injuries require immediate medical intervention to avoid further complications. Rehabilitation programs and physical therapy is often recommended following medical intervention, where you need to perform certain exercises to strengthen your muscles and improve movements.

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Makoplasty Robotic Anterior Hip Replacement

  • MAKOplasty® Anterior Hip Replacement is a novel surgical alternative for patients with degenerative joint disease (DJD). In this procedure a Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System (RIO®) assists the surgeon in aligning and positioning implants more precisely. The procedure utilizes a CT scan of the patient’s hip to generate a 3-D model of their pelvis and femur. This aids the surgeon in planning your surgery.

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Minimally Invasive and Quick Recovery Total Joint Replacement

  • A minimally invasive approach has been developed in recent years where surgery is performed through one or two smaller incisions rather than the single long incision as in the traditional approach. Advantages of the newer approach are lesser muscle dissection, minimal pain, quicker recovery, and faster rehabilitation.

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Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty

  • Hip resurfacing is an alternative to total hip replacement surgery where both the ball and socket of the hip joint are completely removed and replaced with plastic, metal, or ceramic prosthetics.

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Adult/Pediatric Fracture

  • Fractures are more common in children due to their activities as well as their bone properties.  Children are more active than adults and management of fractures in them also differs as compared to that in adults. Fractures occur when the bone is subjected to excessive stress than normal. It is very common in children because of the presence of a growth plate which is the area of the child’s bone that consists of cartilage cells that transform into solid bone as the child grows.

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