The statistics are staggering. Osteoarthritis (wear and tear on the knee that gradually tears down the cartilage), is effecting an estimated 10 million Americans, making it one of the main causes of disability in the United States. The most common cause is obesity, and as a result, Americans over the age of 50 will together…

What You Should Know About Bilateral Hip Replacement Surgery and The Direct Superior Approach  The thought of having surgery is absolutely terrifying for most people, and in the specific case of bilateral hip replacement surgery the level of anxiety among patients who are presented with the option is catapulted to new heights. The good news…

Dancing with Dr. Roger: Knee Surgery. It’s funny how you make adjustments when you live with a health condition for a long time. Mary Eisentrager has made all kinds of concessions as her knees have deteriorated in recent years. Locally, she gave up hiking in the Indian Canyons, which had been a favored pastime. When…

Q: Dr. Roger, thank you for helping me get back on my feet after my broken hip last year. I am back to doing my usual activities, but I am afraid of falling again. What is the best way for me to prevent another fall and hip fracture? A: We naturally become more prone to…

YOUR KNEE REPLACEMENT – WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HAVE THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS If you find yourself with knee pain, joint replacement is probably far down on the list of your most desired solutions. However, the newest knee replacement surgery procedures are less painful, offer better mobility solutions with a faster recovery time than…

(PALM DESERT) – Earlier this year, 64-year-old Canadian business executive Trevor Temple was facing hip replacement — and he was more than a little wary. The owner of AT Designs, a custom award and promotional company — with offices and manufacturing in both Toronto and Indio, California —  Mr. Temple is an active member of…

Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery Painful, stiff knees are one of the most common – and the most debilitating – side effects of aging and arthritis. While medication, therapy and assistive devices like canes can help some patients, many sustain so much damage and loss of tissue over time that a total knee replacement becomes the…

Hundreds of thousands of hip and knee replacements are performed in this country every year. The numbers are only set to increase thanks to the preponderance of aging baby boomers. If you had a choice between a hip or knee replacement surgery that could potentially lay you up for weeks and one that could have…

‘I HAD NO PAIN’: THRILLED PATIENT SUSAN JO PAQUIN ENJOYS NEXT-DAY DISBELIEF AFTER DR. ROGER’S DIRECT SUPERIOR APPROACH (PALM SPRINGS) — “I had no pain.” Coachella Valley resident Susan Jo Paquin was in disbelief after pioneer surgeon Douglas J. Roger, M.D. performed the Direct Superior Approach on her right hip in June 2014. “I woke…

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