NORTH LITTLE ROCK—Dr. Samuel Baxter is the latest orthopedic surgeon to join the medical staff at Arkansas Surgical Hospital. Dr. Baxter focuses on hip and knee surgery, performing procedures such as arthroplasty, arthroscopy, and revision total joint replacements. “I am most passionate about doing the best job I can do for every patient,” said Dr.…

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After a good night’s sleep, you hope to wake up feeling refreshed and pain-free.  It doesn’t always work that way.  Some people wake up with hip pain in the morning and are mystified.  They are surprised that resting all night and taking the weight off their hips leads to discomfort instead of relief.

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Osteonecrosis is a serious condition that can eventually require a joint replacement. Learn how proper preventative care can reduce your chances of developing osteonecrosis. What is Osteonecrosis? Osteonecrosis is a painful deterioration of the bone that can cause arthritis and severe pain. When osteonecrosis occurs, tissue begins to die, leading to arthritis damage and collapse…

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If you’re living with hip pain and have tried non-surgical treatments—like painkillers, physical therapy, and injections—without relief, it may be time to consider hip replacement surgery.  But before you make that decision, there are many important factors to consider. Is Hip Replacement Surgery Right for You? A total hip replacement procedure isn’t the answer for…

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There are several ways to treat arthritis of the hip and knee, from medications and physical therapy to minimally invasive surgeries and total joint replacement. Nonsurgical Treatments for Arthritis Before surgery is required, there are several treatments that can help manage your hip or knee arthritis. Nonsurgical treatment options for arthritis include: Weight loss Wearing…

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If you suffer from severe hip pain due to injury, age, or arthritis, your physician may recommend hip replacement surgery. This surgery has relieved many people’s hip pain and restored their mobility. Before you undergo any major surgery, you need to be informed about what to expect. Prior to your hip replacement surgery, you need…

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Various muscles, bones, and tendons make up your hip joint. When one or more of these parts is damaged or worn down, muscle and joint pain in your hip can occur. Pain and stiffness in your hip results from injuries or deterioration of the bones, muscles, and tendons that are part of this joint. By…

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When non-surgical treatments stop relieving your chronic hip pain, or your pain reaches debilitating levels, hip replacement surgery may be the best option to relieve your discomfort, restore your mobility and improve your quality of life. Hip pain is an increasing problem for many seniors in America. After time over-the-counter pain medications can lose their…

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