NEW SMYRNA, Fla., November 21, 2018 – Nearly 60 community members attended a free community luncheon on Nov. 14 at Florida Hospital New Smyrna.
Led by New Smyrna Beach’s newest orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Browning III, guests learned about the anatomy of the hip, causes of pain and treatment options, as well as what to expect after surgery.
“Over 70 million people in the U.S. have some form of arthritis,” said Browning. “Osteoarthritis is one of the most common types. It is degenerative condition caused by cartilage breakdown and subsequent bony changes to joints.”
During the seminar, Browning explained that although joint changes are irreversible, there are options to help ease the pain, such as weight loss, physical therapy, and medications. Surgical interventions include less invasive procedures or a total hip replacement.
“If a hip replacement is necessary to better someone’s quality of life, there are two approach options: traditional and anterior,” Browning said. “The traditional approach cuts the muscles and tendons and has been shown to have a longer recovery, where the anterior approach is tissue-sparing and does not cut the tissues. It helps to stabilize the new joint immediately and allows for a faster recovery with less pain.”
With the anterior approach to a hip replacement, an incision is made on the front of the leg rather than the side or back. This allows a surgeon to work between muscles and tissues without detaching them from the hip or thighbones. This approach is the latest in hip replacements and uses a high-tech table and intra-operative x-ray for precise positioning of the new joint.
“Early diagnosis and the course of treatment for osteoarthritis is important,” Browning concluded. “Your surgeon can help you decide on the best course of treatment and if you need a total hip replacement, they will help choose the right approach and implant for you.”
About Florida Hospital New Smyrna
Florida Hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health System, has announced that it will soon change its name to AdventHealth. Based in Altamonte Springs, Adventist Health System is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospital campuses in nine states and more than 80,000 employees. As of Jan. 2, 2019, Florida Hospital New Smyrna will adopt the AdventHealth name and logo. This name change is not the result of a merger, acquisition or change in ownership, but part of our efforts to help consumers easily identify AdventHealth’s care locations and services. We remain steadfastly committed to delivering whole-person care for the mind, body and spirit and our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ remains the same.
Located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida Hospital New Smyrna has 112-beds and is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. For more information about Florida Hospital New Smyrna, visit www.FHNewSmyrna.org.
Nearly 60 community members attended a free community luncheon on Nov. 14 at Florida Hospital New Smyrna. Led by New Smyrna Beach’s newest orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Browning III, guests learned about the anatomy of the hip, causes of pain and treatment options, as well as what to expect after.