CUTLINE – Pictured is Kyle Stephen, DO, Orthopedic Surgeon with West TN Bone & Joint, performing his first hip arthroscopy at the HCMC Surgery Center last Friday. He is one of the few in West TN offering this new procedure to his patients thanks to the technology purchase by HCMC.
Paris, TN – Thanks to new technology and the willingness of Dr. Kyle Stephens to bring that new technology to Henry County Medical Center, area patients suffering from hip pain now have an alternative to physical therapy or hip replacement to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Stephens, an Orthopedic Surgeon with West Tennessee Bone & Joint in Paris, Tenn., performed Henry County’s first-ever hip arthroscopy Friday morning at HCMC’s Surgery Center. Dr. Stephens recently underwent training for the new procedure and will be one of the few surgeons in West Tennessee offering it thanks to the purchase of new equipment by HCMC from the orthopedic medical device company, Arthrex.
“We have been successfully repairing knees and shoulders arthroscopically for decades, but the hip has been ignored essentially,” said Dr. Stephens. “Just as shoulder and knee injuries can be repaired, we can now offer similar solutions for the hip.”
Hip arthroscopy is one of the cutting-edge areas of orthopaedic surgery and is performed through tiny poke-hole (portal) incisions using a camera to view inside the hip joint. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and lasts for approximately 90 minutes. Patients go home on the same day using crutches to assure proper recovery of the hip. Most patients begin physical therapy soon after surgery.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephens, contact West Tennessee Bone & Joint at (731) 644-1892. You can also contact the HCMC FindLine at 731-644-3463 for more information or go to our website at www.hcmc-tn.org.
About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 8 provider clinics in various specialties. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org