Dr. Dearborn recommends the following links for those seeking to gain more knowledge about joint replacement and related therapies:
Partial & Total Knee Replacement
This pamphlet describes partial and total knee replacement surgery in detail, including the potential risks and complications. It is required reading for my knee patients prior to surgery.
Total Hip Replacement
This helpful pamphlet describes hip replacement surgery in easy to understand terms, including the potential complications. It is required reading for my hip patients prior to surgery and has a section on minimally invasive hip surgery techniques.
Surgical Approaches to the Hip
This document reviews the pros and cons of anterior and posterior approaches to the hip joint during hip replacement surgery and answers questions raised by patients about the anterior approach.
What is a PA?
Many patients have questions about the background and training of Physician Assistants. This document provides some answers.