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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 Many are fearful about outdated notions that a knee replacement is prolonged and extremely painful.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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Patrick’s Story with Intellijoint HIP

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


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

As Featured on Fox News

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 August 03 2020

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.

CME: Total Joint Arthroplasty in the Ambulatory Setting

Join us for a free one-day CME seminar to learn about the various components needed to successfully manage the transition from inpatient to ambulatory surgery.

Suburban Women’s Magazine: Rapid Recovery is A Reality for Patients Seeking to Return to Active Lifestyles

Dr. Shah is a nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon whose mission is to get active joint replacement patients back on their feet as quickly as possible.

A Tennis Player’s Total Right Hip Replacement

Tennis is my passion and I have been playing for 46 years and I am a solid 4.5 player still. I was told that I was bone on bone

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