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Anterior Approach for Total Hip Joint Replacement Surgery

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Dr. Mark Channer now offers his patients the option of Anterior Approach for hip joint replacement surgery. This approach uses a small incision at the front (anterior) of the hip to access the hip joint. In this surgery the damaged hip socket and ball of the the femur (thighbone) are replaced by implants to minimize hip pain and restore range of motion in the hip joint.

Athletic Trainers in our Montana community

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March is National Athletic Trainer Month so we want to recognize and applaud the hard work and dedication of all the athletic trainers in our Montana community. Athletic Trainers have extensive education and practical training in sports medicine. They take the time to get to know our high school athletes at games, practices and in the training room providing the education and support to keep them safe in sports. Get to know your schools athletic trainer!

When should I have total joint surgery on my knee?

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Based upon your history, x-rays and physical exam, your orthopedic surgeon can make some general recommendations. However, you will know when the time is right for you. We will ask you to decide if your discomfort, stiffness, and inability to perform tasks justify undergoing surgery. There is no harm in waiting to have surgery if conservative, non-operative methods can adequately control your discomfort. When your knee pain is stopping you from doing the things you love, may be the right time.

Nutrition for Wellness and Healing After Surgery

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Healthy eating and regular physical activity are crucial to adding years to your life and reducing your risk for chronic disease. Nutrient needs change with age and several key foods are important for strong bones and joints, healing after surgery, maintaining healthy body weight, and improving memory. Live your most vibrant life!

Functional Dry Needling as a treatment option

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Functional Dry Needling (DN) is a skilled intervention used by physical therapists that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.


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