According to statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control, arthritis is a condition that is currently affecting 52.5 million Americans, including nearly 294,000 children. It is estimated that nearly one-half of Americans are diagnosed with arthritis in their knee by age 85 and that one-quarter of the population will develop painful hip arthritis in the same time frame. —
It is with an eye toward these statistics that Daniel C. Allison MD, FACS is introducing innovative techniques to help patients manage or get rid of their arthritis pain. Dr. Allison is board certified in orthopedic surgery with expertise in musculoskeletal oncology, joint reconstruction, and anterior hip replacement, and has been recognized as a leader in his field. Those who would like to learn more about his techniques for managing arthritis can log on to http://www.drallison.org/inflammatory-arthritis/.
In his mission to educate patients about arthritis and the treatment options available to them, Dr. Allison has stated “As an orthopedic specialist, it is my job to help patients overcome the challenges they face with arthritis. Our first line of defense against this terrible disease is to help with the management of symptoms and the prevention of severe joint and tissue damage. In treating patients, we start with conservative options like anti-inflammatory and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. If those don’t seem to help the patient over time, our treatment facility offers several solutions, including function-preserving tendon repair, stabilizing joint fusions, and even total joint replacement if it is deemed necessary.”
As Dr. Allison continues, “Unfortunately, we do see some cases where major bone loss from arthritis has already caused extensive damage and degeneration. In these cases, we may be able to offer the patient advanced joint reconstruction. While many physicians might consider this type of procedure to be too complex, our team has specialized training in performing advanced joint reconstruction and preservation methods like anterior hip replacement, complex primary joint replacement, and revision surgeries. We also have the specialized training needed for pediatric patients as well.” Families can learn more about special treatment options for pediatric patients at http://www.drallison.org/pediatric-hip-replacement/.
“Our goal is simply to help patients manage their conditions in such a way that they live as mobile and as pain-free as possible. We want to help restore health and vitality so that they can have the vibrant life they were meant to experience.”
About Daniel C. Allison, MD, FACS:
Daniel C. Allison, MD, FACS, MBA, is board certified in orthopedic surgery with expertise in musculoskeletal oncology, joint reconstruction, and anterior hip replacement. He is Assistant Director of Orthopedic Oncology, Cedars-Sinai Sam Oschin Cancer Center. Dr. Allison is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. As an orthopedic oncologist, Dr. Allison is a recognized leader in malignant problems of the musculoskeletal system, including soft tissue and primary sarcomas of the bone, invasive metastatic bone cancer, and invasive skin cancers of the back, pelvis, shoulder girdle, and extremities.
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