Dr. Kuesis performs a full range of orthopedic procedures for the hip, specializing in minimally invasive hip surgeries and arthroscopy, as well as total replacement. As one of the largest weight bearing joints in the body, the hip joint, where the femur meets the pelvis, allows the leg to move and rotate while keeping the body stable and balanced. The longest and heaviest bone in the body, the femur, fits into the acetabulum of the pelvis, also known as the hip socket. Hip joints are versatile joints that allow you to perform a wide range of activities. However, because the hip joints bear such a heavy load, they are vulnerable to injury and osteoarthritis. Core Orthopedic’s hip surgeon, Dr. Kuesis, offers treatments for the following hip conditions, as well as many others.
Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI): This minimally invasive hip procedure is performed to identify and correct problems in the hip joint that are a result of a Femoral-Acetabular Impingement. The procedure begins with arthroscopic cameras being inserted into the joint. The surgeon then injects fluid into the hip to expand the joint and get a better view. Once the joint problems have been identified by the surgeon, one or more arthroscopic tools are used to correct any problems. This could mean filing down growths to provide for proper joint movement, removing loose or damaged cartilage, or repairing a torn labrum with sutures.
Hip Arthroscopy: This is usually an outpatient procedure that examines the inside of the hip joint using arthroscopic instruments. The purpose of the arthroscopy is to diagnose and treat problems of the hip joint. The surgeon inserts arthroscopic cameras into the joint before injecting fluid into the hip to expand the joint and get a better view. The hip joint is then examined and searched for problems. Once problems in the joint have been identified, the surgeon uses one or more arthroscopic tools to correct the problems with the aid of a video monitor.
Hip Joint Injection: In this procedure, medicine is injected into the hip joint to help the physician to both locate and reduce pain in the hip joint. Ultrasound or X-Ray devices can be used to help guide the needle into the joint before injecting the medicine. The medicine will help reduce inflammation in the hip, relieving pain for the patient.
Internal Screw Fixation for Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE): This surgical procedure is performed to stabilize a femoral head that has slipped off the neck of the femur. After an incision is made to the side of the thigh, one or more screws are inserted through the neck and into the femoral head. This anchors the head and prevents it from slipping.
Mini Total Hip Replacement: A small incision to replace the diseased and damaged portion of the hip joint. Because the incision is smaller than the incision for a traditional total hip replacement, the recovery time is faster and the pain is much less. The surgeon removes the femur from the hip socket and removes the damaged femoral head from the femur. Damaged cartilage and bone is then removed from the hip socket. The end of the femur is hollowed out and a metal implant is placed into the top of the femur. A metal or ceramic ball component is attached to the stem of the implant and the new ball and socket components are joined to create the new hip joint.
Total Hip Replacement: This procedure replaces damaged hip joints with implants that recreate the ball and socket of a healthy hip. After creating an incision that exposes the hip joint, the surgeon removes the damaged head of the femur. Any damaged cartilage and bone from the hip socket is then removed. A metal socket is placed into the hip cavity and a liner is pressed into the hip socket. The end of the femur is hollowed out and a metal implant is placed into the top of the femur. A metal ball is attached to the stem of the implant and the new ball and socket components are joined to create the new hip joint.
Anterior Hip Replacement, Anterior Approach: This procedure is the same as the total hip replacement in every way except for the incision used to get to the hip joint. Instead of an incision to the side or back of the hip joint, the surgeon uses an incision to the front anterolateral portion of the hip. This allows the surgeon to work between the major muscles of the hip, preserving muscle tissue. The result is that the recovery time for the patient is minimized. Some of the major benefits of the anterior hip replacement are that it has a quicker recovery time, there are less postoperative restrictions, and the patient can go home the same day.
Please explore these pages to learn more from our doctors about your hip condition and the treatment options that may apply.
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He received his medical degree from Northwestern University and completed his surgical internship and orthopedic residency at Duke University Medical Center. During his tenure at Duke, he was a physician for the Duke University and North Carolina Central University sports teams and the US Airborne and Special Forces divisions at Fort Bragg.
Dr. Kuesis continued his medical training with a fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston and has published numerous papers on joint replacement, alternate-bearing surfaces for total hip replacements, and sports-related injuries. Dr. Kuesis is a member of the honorary medical society,Alpha Omega Alpha, and he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Illinois Benedictine College.
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