Preventing Knee Osteoarthritis with Healthy Habits 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…

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…

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…

‘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 Center….

(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…

(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…

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