Thanks to Orthopedic Surgeon Charles Romanick, MD, and HCM, the anterior approach hip replacement is available at the Hill Country’s hospital. It offers multiple advantages. Dr. Romanick says 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, and I would invite anyone to explore anterior approach hip replacement as a viable option.”
Dr. Romanick is one of the growing number of orthopedic surgeons in the United States who performs the anterior approach hip replacement procedure. "While gaining popularity, the treatment is less common in the United States because of traditional teaching and because many hospitals have not made the necessary instrumentation and equipment available,” he said.
With patients being the first HCM value, the equipment was made available so the hip procedure could be performed for Hill Country patients. “The hospital invested the money for the ideal table to perform this procedure,” Dr. Romanick said. “It’s another example of how the hospital values innovation and that Hill Country Memorial is serious about its mission of remarkable care.”
Call Dr. Romanick for more information or to schedule an appointment at (830) 997-4043.