‘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…

‘THE HIPPEST HIP’: DOUGLAS J. ROGER, M.D. DELIVERS SIZZLING MIZELL SENIOR SYMPOSIUM (PALM SPRINGS) — What is new in minimally invasive hip-replacement surgery?   Apparently, the Direct Superior Approach, the industry’s most innovative approach, championed by Douglas J. Roger, M.D., director of joint-replacement service at the Institute of Clinical Orthopedic Neurosciences at Desert Regional Medical…

(PALM SPRINGS) — Dr. Douglas J. Roger of Desert Regional Medical Center hosted prominent Beverly Hills physician Jason Snibbe in his operating room this month at Desert Regional Medical Center to observe the Direct Superior Approach.  The Direct Superior Approach minimally invasive joint replacement surgery developed by Dr. Roger has rocketed to one of the nation’s…

People with hip joint damage that causes pain and interferes with daily activities despite treatment may be candidates for hip replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of this type of damage. However, other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic inflammatory disease that causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling), osteonecrosis (or avascular necrosis,…

START SPREADIN’ THE NEWS: DOUGLAS J. ROGER MD DEMONSTRATES TECHNIQUE AT NEW YORK CONFERENCE (NEW YORK) — Douglas J. Roger MD spoke recently at a major physician’s conference designed to finalize the initial teaching platforms for the Direct Superior Approach to hip replacement. Dr. Roger was asked to perform a demonstration of his Direct Superior…

(PALM SPRINGS) — Renowned joint-replacement surgeon Douglas J. Roger, M.D., whose pioneering hip, spine and knee techniques have earned peer-review national acclaim over the past 25 years, has joined the two-time champion SoCal Coyotes as team physician. Dr. Roger is the Attending Surgeon and Director of Joint Replacement at the Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and…

(PALM SPRINGS) – Dr. Martin Benoit was a recent visitor to the operating room of Dr. Douglas J. Roger, where he had the opportunity to witness minimally invasive Direct Superior Approach for hip and knee replacement. On May 23, Dr. Benoit observed Dr. Roger – a pioneer in the Direct Superior Approach and arguably the…

   

Headline: PSYCHOLOGY TODAY — AND YOUR HIP REPLACEMENT Tips on getting through a joint replacement From Psychology Today By Paul Thagard I’m currently preparing for my second hip replacement, remembering the lessons learned from my first. I’m writing this to help everyone who go through this difficult — but worthwhile — experience. My replaced right…

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