Increased efficiency allows for same-day return home from anterior hip replacement

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Eliminating the need for an overnight hospital stay, patients undergoing anterior hip replacement surgery with Dr. Peter Ramsey at Coastal Orthopedics are able to return to their daily activities and active lifestyles more quickly than ever with less rehabilitation and less pain.

As a national expert in anterior hip replacement and the only surgeon in the region who has performed nearly 1,000 anterior hip replacement procedures, Dr. Ramsey is now helping patients recover even more quickly from this advanced, minimally invasive procedure.

“We are working on accelerating the recovery process for all anterior hip replacement patients,” Dr. Ramsey says. “By optimizing our hospital, physical therapy and anesthesia protocols for efficiency, we’re able to discharge strong, active, motivated patients on the same day as their surgery to begin their recovery at home.”

For 63-year-old Marian resident Linda Gasque, the option of undergoing same-day anterior hip replacement in March 2014 was encouraging.

“I just wanted to be home and be comfortable,” Gasque says. “I took it easy for the first two weeks, and by the third week, I was back to normal.”

For more information about Coastal Orthopedics or to schedule an appointment, please call (843) 347-7222.

As one of the longest established orthopedic practices in the Grand Strand area, the awarded doctors at Coastal Orthopedics are experts in orthopedic care. The highly trained doctors are dedicated to providing specialized care for bone, joint and muscle injuries and conditions of the body including: spine, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, hip and knee, and foot and ankle. In addition to providing compassionate care, the specialists are committed to helping patients return to their active lifestyles. Coastal Orthopedics proudly serves as the team doctors for Conway High School, Carolina Forest High School and Aynor High School. For more information regarding Coastal Orthopedics, visit, “Like” Coastal Orthopedics on Facebook or follow @CoastalOrtho on Twitter