Former Track Star Undergoes Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery at RIAO
Posted Jan 03 2012 6:00am
David Hagger is a former track and field runner and basketball player who has been active his entire life. By age 50 he was running five marathons a year, plus 5 K and 10 K races in between. But by age 64 he had a hard time not limping. He could barely walk up and down stairs and had trouble sleeping because of pain in his hip.
David is one of 375, 000 people who had to undergo hip replacement surgery in 2011. He received surgery from Harpal S. Khanuja, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon from the Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics. His particular case was different from other hip replacement surgeries because Dr. Khanuja used an anterior, or frontal approach, for the surgery with operating equipment called the HANA table.
Learn more about David’s surgery by watching this video: