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…

‘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 Center….

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,…

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