Bone Health

We have shown that people who are obese (BMI>29) or who have low bone density have a higher risk of early femoral failure (fractures and head collapse). Therefore all patients have a DEXA scan and a Vitamin D level checked preoperatively.

Uncemented components are used exclusively, Vitamin D is supplemented as needed, biological sourced (algae) calcium is recommended and special postoperative protocols are instituted based on DEXA bone density numbers and BMI.

Using these methods, risk of early femoral failure has been reduced below 0.1%. We are now also applying these protocols to stemmed total hip replacements in an effort to reduce our previous femoral fracture rate of 1.5%.

Download Our Protocols Below:

Bone Health Protocol for Hip Surgery

Full Bone Health Protocol

Phone Consultation

If you are interested in determining if you are a candidate for surgery, please mail your completed new patient forms to the office and include a digital x-ray.

Dr. Gross will call you back to discuss your options.

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Irmo Office

1013 Lake Murray Blvd.
Irmo, SC 29063

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1910 Blanding St.
Columbia, SC 29201

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