First Hip Center Opens at Wake Forest Baptist

March 24, 2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A new Hip Center has been created by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to treat all ages and stages of hip pain and disorders.
The Hip Center offers the most advanced and least invasive techniques to promote orthopaedic health and encourage hip joint preservation, whether the patient is a professional athlete, a seasoned amateur, or just a person wanting to enjoy life.
Experts offer the latest techniques including arthroscopic hip surgery, periacetabular osteotomy, hip resurfacing, hip replacement, acetabular reconstruction, microvascular reconstruction, and hip rehabilitation.
Often hip pain can be misconstrued and mistreated, according to Allston J. Stubbs, M.D., a co-director of the Hip Center and an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery. In fact, he has seen many patients who have chronic back or knee pain that turns out to be a hip problem – the pain has transferred to another area of the body. “We have great resources here,” Stubbs said. “We felt like hip care is specialized enough that we needed a team approach. We have a team that can sift through these issues and all the pieces of the puzzle to help the patient avoid unnecessary surgeries or treatments.”
In addition to a spectrum of options for patient care, the physicians will also be working on research through the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine aimed at restoring bone and cartilage in the hips.
The orthopaedic surgeons who are part of the Hip Center include:

  • John Frino, M.D. (pediatric hip conditions, adult hip dysplasia, femoroacetabular impingement)
  • L. Andrew Koman, M.D. (pediatric hip conditions, free vascularized fibula grafting)  
  • David F. Martin, M.D. (hip sports medicine, total hip replacement)
  • Gary Poehling, M.D. (hip arthroscopy and hip sports medicine)
  • Allston J. Stubbs, M.D. (hip arthroscopy, hip sports medicine, femoroacetabular impingement)
  • Scott C. Wilson, M.D. (total hip replacement, adult osteoarthritis)

Patients of the Hip Center will be seen at CompRehab Plaza at 131 Miller Street in the Department of Orthopaedics. 




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