PARIS - Thanks to new technology and the willingness of Dr. Kyle Stephens to bring that new technology to Henry County Medical Center, area patients suffering from hip pain now have an alternative to physical therapy or hip replacement to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Stephens, an Orthopedic Surgeon with West Tennessee Bone & Joint in Paris, performed Henry County's first-ever hip arthroscopy Friday morning at HCMC's Surgery Center. Dr. Stephens recently underwent training for the new procedure and will be one of the few surgeons in West Tennessee offering it thanks to the purchase of new equipment by HCMC from the orthopedic medical device company, Arthrex.
Hip arthroscopy is one of the cutting-edge areas of orthopaedic surgery and is performed through tiny poke-hole (portal) incisions using a camera to view inside the hip joint. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and lasts for approximately 90 minutes. Patients go home on the same day using crutches to assure proper recovery of the hip. Most patients begin physical therapy soon after surgery.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephens, contact West Tennessee Bone & Joint or contact the HCMC FindLine for more information or go to our website at www.hcmc-tn.org.