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Sacred Heart Host Lunch and Learn "Hip Replacement: The Anterior Approach" Mar. 28
Posted: 3/1/2018

MIRAMAR BEACH, FLA. (March 1, 2017) – Community members are invited to attend an educational lunch -n- learn seminar opportunity titled "Hip Replacement: The Anterior Approach" on Wednesday, Mar. 28 at 12:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Hospital’s Resource Center, Suite 3 Conference Room. The anterior approach to hip replacement provides a surgeon the ability to relieve pain and restore function to patients whose joints have been destroyed by trauma or disease such as arthritis, and allows a return to daily living, walking, and a life with little to no pain.

Dr. William Markowski, a board certified orthopedic surgeon with Bluewater Orthopedics will lead the informational seminar. Dr. Markowski specializes in joint replacement; direct anterior hip replacement; hip, knee and shoulder arthroscopy; sports medicine; hand surgery and fracture care.

Improvements in techniques and technology have drastically improved the surgical outcome and quality of life for people undergoing hip replacement surgery. With medical advancements and more specialized instruments, there is new research regarding surgical approaches to hip replacement, specifically the anterior approach (through the front of the hip) versus posterior (through the back of the hip) methods. The surgeon works between the muscles, with minimal or no muscle cutting, so it’s a natural separation that allows ready access to the hip joint. Of all the joints currently replaced in the human body, the hip joint has had the most success, the quickest recovery, and is the most durable, normally lasting 20 to 30 years.

“In the United States, there are over 250,000 total hip replacements performed each year. The idea behind the anterior approach, is that the muscle dissection on the inside is “minimally invasive”, meaning less muscle cutting and proven accelerated recovery time for patients,” said Dr. Markowski.

This community-education seminar is free but registration is required. Lunch will be provided. To register please call (850) 278-3600 or (877) 416-1620.

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is a 76-bed community hospital located in Miramar Beach that offers comprehensive healthcare for emergency care, cardiovascular care, cancer care, obstetrics, surgery, orthopedics and spine care. Since opening its doors in January 2003, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has been recognized five times as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for patient satisfaction by Truven Health Analytics. Sacred Heart Medical Group offers physician offices for a variety of specialties across the area. For more information, visit

About Sacred Heart Health System
On the Gulf Coast, Ascension operates Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Fla. and Providence Hospital and Providence Medical Group based in Mobile, Ala. Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Sacred Heart Health System, visit

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