Hip Replacement Surgeons Sault Sainte Marie MI

Local resource for hip replacement surgeons in Sault Sainte Marie. 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.

Shane Michael Woolever
(906) 635-5100
146 W Spruce St
Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard William Ganzhorn, MD
(906) 632-4740
511 Osborn Blvd
Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Chippewa Co War Memorial Hosp, Sault S Marie, Mi
Group Practice: International Orthopedic

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Dr. Kevin Jon Lawson
Kevin Jon Lawson MD Inc
309 W 12th Ave
Sault Ste Marie, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgeon
Conditions
Cervical spine disorders,Degenerative disc disease,Degenerative spinal conditions,Herniated disc / bulging disc,Lumbar spine disorders,Myelopathy,Sacroiliac joint dysfunction,Sciatica / radiculopathy,Scoliosis and deformity,Spinal stenosis,Spondylolisthesis,Thoracic spine disorders,Trauma,Tumors
Treatments
Artificial disc replacement - lumbar,Discectomy,Discography,Epidural steroid injection - lumbar,Kyphoplasty,Lower back surgery,Microdiscectomy / microdecompression,Minimally invasive surgery,Neck surgery,Scoliosis surgery,Spinal fusion,Upper back surgery,Vertebroplasty
Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1991, re-certified, 2001
Proffesional Affiliation
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,North American Spine Society,

Frederick E II Ludwig, MD FACS
(906) 647-2400
8726 E Sawmill Point Rd
Barbeau, MI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Michigan
Graduation Year: 1966

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Frederick E Ludwig
(906) 632-3753
550 Osborn Blvd
Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Specialty
General Surgery

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Kevin Jon Lawson, MD
(906) 635-5100
146 W Spruce St
Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1983

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Thomas G Robinson, DDS
(906) 632-7782
Masonic Bldg
Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Frederick Edwin Ludwig, MD
(906) 632-3753
500 Osborn Blvd
Sault S Marie, MI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1966

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Allen Berkley Dunning, MD
(303) 440-7900
3408 S Teneyck Rd
Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1975

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Paula M Rechner, MD
333 Magazine St Ste 101
Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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