Baptist Health Louisville: Personalized Hip Replacement Surgery
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Personalized Hip Replacement Surgery in Louisville, KY HealthTalks Transcript
Alex Sweet, MD, Orthopedic Surgery:
There’s a lot of conditions that can lead to degeneration of the hip that require hip replacement. At the end of the day, all of these patients who require this surgery have enough pain to justify undergoing the procedure. We obviously start with conservative treatment, and that’s the frontline treatment for all of the conditions. As the pain becomes worse, and you fail the nonoperative management, then we start the discussion of hip replacement surgery.
I think that taking a personal touch, getting to know your patients, is essential to being a surgeon. I’m not just a surgeon, I’m a physician. I like to take care of the patient. The first time I meet a patient, I want to know more about them. I want to know what makes them tick. I want to know what they like to do, what kind of joint they’re looking for, what they’re going to do with this surgery, and what their goals postoperatively are. Really getting to know them on a personal level is important, to know what kind of surgery to do, to know what kind of expectations the patient has, and to really be able to have a thorough conversation about it.
I truly believe that Baptist Health Louisville provides the top-notch service in the state for knee and hip replacement. I think we’re leaps and bounds above other facilities, and we do provide more of these services than any other hospital. We’re always leading the way, but at the same time, making sure that patient care is number one.
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