Hip Replacement Surgeons Bay Minette AL

Local resource for hip replacement surgeons in Bay Minette. Includes detailed information on local clinics that provide access to hip replacement surgery, as well as advice and content on how the hip joints work, how to ease the pain in your hip, and how to prevent hip injuries from occurring.

Vicky Searcy, DDS
(251) 626-7770
PO Box 2465
Spanish Fort, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Earl Rhett Hubley, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989

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Michael W Mc Duffie, DDS
(251) 625-2525
6491 Jordan Rd
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Paul Bruno Canale, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr. Paul B. Canale
Canale Spine Institute
1505 Daphne Avenue
Daphne, AL
Specialty
Spine Surgeon
Conditions
Back pain,Cervical spine disorders,Chronic pain,Complex Spinal Disorders,Degenerative disc disease,Degenerative spinal conditions,Failed back surgery syndrome,Foot drop,Herniated disc / bulging disc,Lumbar spine disorders,Neuropathic pain,Pediatric spine disorders,Post Surgery Functional Problems,Post Surgery Pain,Sciatica / radiculopathy,Scoliosis and deformity,Spinal cord injury,Spinal infections,Spinal stenosis,Spinal Tumors,Spine Conditions,Thoracic spine disorders,Upper back pain
Treatments
ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion),Anterior / posterior lumbar fusion,Artificial disc replacement - cervical,Artificial disc replacement - lumbar,Bone graft substitutes,Diagnostic testing,Interventional Pain Medicine,Lower back surgery,Lumbar spine fusion instrumentation,Minimally invasive surgery,Non-surgical treatment and diagnosis,Pain management,Pediatric spine treatments - non-surgical,Pediatric spine treatments - surgical,Percutaneous Spinal Fusion,Physical therapy,Posterolateral lumb
Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993,Spine Disorders & Surgery Fellowship, University of Missouri - Columbia Spine Center, 2003-2004
Proffesional Affiliation
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery,American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society,American Association of Physicians and Surgeons,Nevada State Medical Association,Medical Association of the State of Alabama,Baldwin County Medical Society,

Jerry Williams, DDS
(251) 626-7770
1303 Main St
Spanish Fort, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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George Andrew Corbett, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1997

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Harold Charles George, MD
(251) 928-1284
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1962

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John Lee Todd, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: North Baldwin Hosp, Bay Minette, Al; Thomas Hosp, Fairhope, Al
Group Practice: Fairhope Orthopaedics

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Baldwin Bone And Joint
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL

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Anatomy of the Hip

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The ball is formed by the top of the thigh bone (the femur) and is called the "head" of the femur. The socket is formed by the bones of the pelvis and is called the acetabulum. Muscles, ligaments and tendons help hold the head of the femur in the acetabulum (the ball in the socket).

Articular cartilage is a smooth shiny material that covers the head of the femur and the acetabulum. Articular cartilage covers the bony surfaces wherever they come into contact with each other. Articular cartilage allows the head of the femur to move easily inside the acetabulum as the leg moves. Fluid also helps the head of the femur move easily inside the acetabulum. This fluid (called synovial fluid) provides nourishment and lubrication to the hip joint.

The hip joint is surrounded by a strong "bag" called a joint capsule. Ligaments are like strong ropes that help connect bones and provide stability to joints. Ligaments reinforce the capsule and connect the head of the femur to the acetabulum. These ligaments help prevent the head of the femur from coming out of the acetabulum. Larger, stronger ligaments also provide stability to the hip joint.

The acetabulum has a ring of tissue around it called the labrum. The labrum also helps provide stability to the hip.

Tendons connect muscles to bone. There are many muscles that surround the hip joint. These muscles and their tendons provide stability to the hip joint when the leg is moved. These muscles are also necessary for activities such as walking, running and jumping.

The hamstring muscles (at the back of the leg) act with the gluteus maximus (the "butt muscle") to move the leg backwards at the hip. The hip flexors (iliopsoas and rectus femoris) move the leg forward at the hip. The groin muscles (adductor magnus and longus) move leg toward th...

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Osteonecrosis of the Hip

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The ball is formed by the top of the thigh bone (the femur) and is called the "head" of the femur. The socket is formed by the bones of the pelvis and is called the acetabulum.

Articular cartilage is a smooth shiny material that covers the head of the femur and the acetabulum. Articular cartilage allows the head of the femur to move easily inside the acetabulum.

The term osteonecrosis is the term used to describe bone dying ("osteo" meaning bone and "necrosis" meaning dying). In osteonecrosis of the hip there is an interruption of the blood supply to the head of the femur. Without blood, the bone that forms the head of the femur and the articular cartilage that covers it can not get the nutrients that they need. The bone eventually dies. The head of the femur can lose its strength and collapse. The articular cartilage also breaks down.

What causes the blood supply to the head of the femur to be interrupted is not clear. It seems to occur more often in people aged 20 to 50 and in people with certain chronic (long term) medical conditions. Other risk factors for osteonecrosis of the hip include:

  • Alcoholism
  • Hip fracture or dislocation of the hip
  • The use of corticosteroid medications

The treatment of osteonecrosis of the hip depends on its s...

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