Silverberg attended a course on July 26 in Las Vegas to learn a new approach for hip replacement.
"The anterior approach allows hip replacement without cutting as much tissue compared to traditional approaches," Silverberg said, adding that patients often recover more rapidly, have less pain and usually go home earlier from the hospital.
The course was sponsored by Zimmer, an orthopedic implant company.
Two leading hip surgeons spoke to the doctors, who practiced on cadavers to fine tune their techniques.
"The training was extremely helpful," Silverberg said. "We will now offer this approach to patients who are good candidates."
About Silver State Orthopedics
Silver State Orthopedics is committed to helping patients regain their active lifestyle. With two locations in Nevada, the medical office offers comprehensive care for patients suffering from orthopedic injuries, and specialties include joint replacement, acute orthopedic injuries, arthroscopy, bone fractures and shoulder and elbow surgery. David Silverberg, MD, the lead surgeon at Las Vegas-based Silver State Orthopedics, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with dual fellowships in trauma orthopedics and shoulder/elbow surgery. Silverberg holds a leadership position at Southern Nevada’s level II trauma center, and serves as chief of orthopedic trauma at Sunrise Hospital.
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