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Just diagnosed with AVN
« on: August 15, 2007, 04:08:05 AM »
I have recently been diagnosed with AVN on 06/14/07 for an MRI and various Xrays.  I live in San Francisco, CA and looking for options in the area for BHR.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

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Re: Just diagnosed with AVN
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 11:15:35 AM »
Hello Connie

Welcome to Hip Talk.  You are lucky to live in CA and have access to some to some of the best doctors in the US.  I will list them at the end of my message.

If you have AVN you want to make sure to use an experienced doctor. Many people with AVN have hip resurfacing. Did you get to read Dr. Bose's article about AVN
http://www.surfacehippy.info/avn.php  It is very interesting.

Doctors in CA:

Harlan Amstutz , MD
Joint Replacement Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center
2200 West Third Street, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-484-7600 phone
213-484-7566 fax

Scott Ball, MD -Trained with Amstutz 2006
UCSD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
(858) 657-8200
(619) 534-6312
UCSD Dr. Ball Website

Peter W. Callander M.D. - BHR Trained McMinn 2006
California Pacific Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
3838 California Street Suite # 715
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone (415) 668-8010
Fax (415) 752-2560
Email  pcallander@cposm.com

Dr. Robert J. Gilbert, M.D. - BHR Trained 2006
California Pacific Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
3838 California St., Suite 715
San Francisco, Cal. 94118

Dr. Raphael Klug
The Permanente Medical Group
1600 Eureka Road
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-5051
Website for Dr. Klug

Thomas Schmalzried, MD
Joint Replacement Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center
2200 West Third Street, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-484-7600 phone
213-484-7566 fax

Dr Keith Ure
Doctors Park
635 Lassen Lane Suite 100
Mt Shasta, CA 96067
Doctors Park Website

Dr. Thomas Parker Vail
UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
500 Parnassus Ave.
MUW 320 San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476.1166
Fax: (415) 476.1340
E-mail: calcagno@orthosurg.ucsf.edu
UCSF Website

I hope that list gives you a start. You will want to talk with the doctors you are interested in.  As them all of the questions you can think of, here is a list to help you prepare

Please keep in touch and let me know if we can answer any other questions.

Good Luck.

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Re: Just diagnosed with AVN
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007, 05:32:21 PM »
Connie - I am in the SF area and am presently scheduled for a hip resurfacing in
mid-October with a Dr. Robert Gilbert with Cal Pacific.  He was favorably referred to
me by a business colleague who had Dr. Gilbert perform both a hip replacement on one of
his hips some 7 years ago and more recently a hip resurfacing on his other hip.  My colleague
believes Dr. Gilbert has done the most hip resurfacings in the bay area so you may want to
check him out.  Through another post on this web site, I am asking for further feedback from
others that have used him - I noticed he was listed in the list ofCalifornia doctors that Pat provided to you.


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