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A Patient's Self Video After a Total Hip Arthroplasty

See This Patient One Year After a Total Hip Arthroplasty


“My New Knee Gave Me My Life Back”

This first person published account describes how crippling and consuming severe knee pain can be. It also describes how a 2013 knee replacement by Dr. Shah transformed her life. A major theme of this article is that patients wait too long for knee replacement surgery. Many are fearful about outdated notions that a knee replacement is prolonged and extremely painful. That is another world. Today Dr. Shah’s otherwise healthy knee replacement patients are often out of the hospital ninety minutes after their surgery. Thanks to minimal tissue trauma, many choose to take nothing more than over the counter medications during their recovery. Read the article:

The Arlington Park Jockey Who Got Back In The Saddle After A Hip Replacement

This published article tells the touching story of jockey Carlos Silva. Silva rode in excruciating hip pain for years to put two children through college. When his children graduated, his bone damage was severe. Several orthopedic surgeons told him his riding career was over. Two weeks after Dr. Shah operated on him Carlos was pain-free and near recovery. Today he’s back to riding every day training horses at Arlington Park. This story also makes the point that earlier intervention may have allowed Carlos to be treated with a hip arthroscopy and escaped a joint replacement entirely.

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Fireman Back To Saving Lives After Hip Resurfacing

Young or middle-aged active men with moderate arthritis can often benefit from a hip resurfacing. Unlike a hip replacement, this operation preserves the patient’s original “femoral head.” As a result recovery is typically even faster, and range of motion even better, than following a total hip replacement.  This published story describes a firefighter operated on by Dr. Shah who’s back to full active duty. Read the article:

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Chicago Doc Finds Way to Perform Surgery with Little or No Narcotics


As Featured on Fox News

When faced with an upcoming surgery, you might be presented with an unexpected option: Do you want to have your surgery in the hospital or in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), a fully licensed facility that performs surgeries on an outpatient basis?

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Fox News 32 Article: Chicago doc finds way to perform surgery with little or no narcotics

FOX 32 NEWS – An estimated 1 million Americans will undergo knee or hip replacement surgeries this year, and most will be given narcotics to deal with the pain. It’s just that sort of surgery-opiate cycle that is helping to fuel the opioid epidemic in this country. But one Chicago doctor has found a way to perform surgery with little or no narcotics.

Posted On February 04 2023

Join Stuart Phillips, PhD and Ritesh Shah, MD to discuss how clinical nutrition can be used in orthopaedic surgery to optimize patients perioperatively.

Dr. Ritesh Shah's 7 necessities for the strongest outpatient total joint replacements

Ritesh Shah, MD, chief of orthopedic surgery at Chicago-based Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, said adopting new technology and having a multimodal pain pathway were among seven factors needed for the best outcomes in outpatient total joint replacements.

Flamenco dancer’s passion for dance reignited after surgery

Abigail Ventura couldn’t imagine her life without dance. Her love for music and dance started when she was just a toddler.

Labrum Tear Recovery & Hip Health | WGN-TV

Speaking up when something feels off can help get you back on the road to health faster. That’s advice this next woman hopes you’ll take to heart. She’s sharing her experience getting help for a labrum tear. We learn more about what it is and how it’s treated as well, plus get some hip health tips from an expert.

Rapid Recovery in Total Joint Arthroplasty

Dr. Shah is an author in the latest edition of Rapid Recovery in Total Joint Arthroplasty.

Follow-Up Care Just a Click Away

Actively engaging patients in their care remains a key driver in improving outcomes and lowering costs. Surgical patients can now use their smartphone to stay on track—and ask for help—before and after a procedure, all at the click of a button.

Does It Matter: Total Hip Arthroplasty or Lumbar Spinal Fusion First? Preoperative Sagittal Spinopelvic Measurements Guide Patient-Specific Surgical Strategies in Patients Requiring Both

In patients requiring both total hip arthroplasty (THA) and lumbar spinal fusion (LSF), consideration of preoperative sagittal spinopelvic measurements can aid in the prediction of postfusion compensatory changes in pelvic tilt (PT) and inform adjustments to traditional THA cup anteversion.

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