‘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 up after the operation, and couldn’t believe it,” she said. “And what made it interesting was to have this surgery and be able to compare it to the other one.”
The other one?
The “other one” Ms. Paquin speaks of was her left hip, replaced via a traditional open procedure by another surgeon in October 2013. After that struggle, she chose Dr. Roger and the Direct Superior Approach for “round two,” and the results were obvious — with “no pain” obviously at the top of the list.
With improved recovery times, the Direct Superior Approach spearheaded by Dr. Roger has proven to be invaluable to scores of patients in record time throughout the Coachalla Valley, and beyond.
“I was up and walking the next day after the surgery,” Ms. Paquin said. “I was thrilled.”
Dr. Roger has been exclusively performing the Direct Superior Approach for hip replacement for the past five years, with more than 600 hip replacements using this new minimally-invasive approach.
The remarkable benefits of the Direct Superior Approach include –
• Less muscle/tendon damage;
• Lower dislocation rate;
• Minimal pain after surgery;
• Less blood loss compared to traditional hip replacement;
• Faster recovery;
• Shorter hospital stay;
• No post-surgical precautions.
A nationally renowned, joint-replacement industry leader, Dr. Roger is the Director of Joint Replacements at Desert Regional Medical Center.
Desert Regional Medical Center has received Joint Replacement Certification by the Joint Commission and is rated as one of America’s 100 Best in Joint Replacement by Healthgrades.
For more information about the hospital’s joint replacement services, contact the Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences at (760) 416-4511.