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Jan Nowicki had outpatient hip replacement at the surgery center

Jan Nowicki was a good candidate for outpatient hip replacement at the Ortho Illinois Surgery Center. She had a hip replacement done with Dr. Antonacci near the end of April, 2016. We had a chance to sit down with her and talk about her experience and what motivated Jan to pursue hip replacement. I retired… read more


Can you return to sports after a total hip replacement?

After your surgery, you will do exercises to strengthen the muscles that support your joints. Strong leg muscles will help you to return to those activities of daily living such as walking, climbing stairs, getting up from a chair and getting into and out of a vehicle. Usually, it takes about 3 months before your… read more


New study results indicate you should start hopping

We’ve talked a lot about hips on the blog, and if you’ve missed out on any of those excellent posts, here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve done: I had a total hip replacement and my hip hurts! How hip pain limits your golf game Hip Replacement Improves Quality of Life and Saves Patients $65,000… read more


How outpatient total joint replacement surgery is possible

Knee replacement. Think about that for a second. When I perform a knee replacement surgery, I remove someone’s knee and put in an artificial one. Medical science has come a long way, and at times, I think we take for granted what we’re able to do now. It’s exciting to see medicine advance. Early in… read more


I had a total hip replacement and my hip hurts!

It’s not common for me to hear a lot of complaints about pain after hip replacement surgery because a total hip replacement is one of the best surgeries a patient can undergo to get relief from a painful arthritic joint. 95% of the time, patient’s have wonderful outcomes, but sometimes, problems arise after a total… read more


How hip pain limits your golf game

Congratulations to Jordan Spieth for an excellent win at the Masters, and we wish Tiger Woods a speedy recovery from his wrist injury.  Tiger’s injury reminds us that as golf season rolls around, prevention canada goose Constable Parka of injuries is essential and effective treatment of pain is important. Hip pain is a common problem… read more