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Dr. Brian T Chimenti, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1441 Woodstead Court; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Brian Chimenti is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Chimenti's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chimenti accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chimenti is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $5,059
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,377
Dr. Kelly Wayne Blevins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Blevins works as an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blevins takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , hip replacement, hip resurfacing

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $9,224
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,377
Dr. Albert Brant Lipscomb Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. A. Lipscomb is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Lipscomb studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lipscomb trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipscomb honors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , hip resurfacing

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin J Coupe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft; #400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Coupe practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in The Woodlands, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Coupe include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. On average, patients gave Dr. Coupe a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coupe honors. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coupe is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , hip resurfacing

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Clint Weston Johnson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Clint Johnson's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. Dr. Johnson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Johnson is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hip resurfacing

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $5,273
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,143

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What is Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the hip joint that are damaged by disease or injury. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Surgery is used only after other, less invasive treatments have failed to work.

The type of hip replacement you receive is based on your age and the extent of damage to your hip. The hip joint has two parts: the femoral head, or hip ball, and the acetabulum, or hip socket. The hip ball is located on the upper end of the femur (thigh bone), and the hip socket is part of the pelvis. Depending on whether one or both parts require replacement, you may need one of the following procedures:

  • Partial hip replacement, which is generally recommended in the case of hip fractures or other hip injuries. If you are having a partial hip replacement, only the hip ball will be replaced.
  • Total hip replacement, which is often used to treat the hip joint when it has become damaged due to arthritis. Both the hip socket and hip ball are replaced.
  • Hip resurfacing, which is usually performed for younger patients. A hip resurfacing procedure reshapes the hip ball and only replaces its surface. This preserves more bone and makes future surgeries easier. If you are having a partial hip resurfacing, only the hip ball is resurfaced and replaced. If you are having a total hip resurfacing, the hip socket will be replaced as well.

During hip replacement surgery, an incision is made along the side of the hip. The surgeon may access the joint directly through this incision, or by using small tools and a lighted tube called an arthroscope to see and treat the joint. The diseased tissue is removed, and the bones are smoothed out and fitted with metal ends. The metal pieces may be cemented in place, or they may have a porous structure that encourages bone to grow into them and hold them securely. A smooth plastic cushion is placed between the two bones to replace the cartilage and allow the joint to move freely.

Hip replacement surgery takes one to two hours, and afterwards you may stay in the hospital for several days. When you go home, you will have to use a cane, walker, or crutches at first. You will likely have physical therapy to improve your ability to move with your new hip. After the first few weeks, light exercise such as bike riding or swimming will help you heal, but certain actions, such as climbing stairs or bending over at the waist, may be difficult at first. It will take several weeks before you can drive or return to work. Full recovery may take six to 12 months.

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