Patients are Traveling Thousands of Miles to Meet to Seek Treatment at Greater Dallas Orthopaedics
06/20/2013

Drs. Mollabashy and Gilbert of Greater Dallas Orthopaedics have one of the largest infection and joint revision practices in the United States, and they recently spoke on what this means for their patients.

Online PR News – 20-June-2013 – 6/19/2013, Dallas, TX – Dallas, TX Over the past few decades, millions of Americans have turned to the help of implants for their joints. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, over 400,000 hip and knee replacements are performed annually. While these replacements help better the lives of many patients, roughly 10 percent of them will fail, requiring further treatment known as a revision.

According to Drs. Mollabashy and Gilbert, there are a number of factors that can make joint revision necessary. Implants may loosen, become infected, dislocate, or simply wear down due to excess activity, all of which may be dangerous or painful for the patient.

Greater Dallas Orthopaedics deals with over 600 complex joint revision cases a year, and is one of the largest infection and joint revision practices in the United States. Many patients even travel from hundreds or even thousands of miles to Dallas to receive the best possible care and expertise available. Greater Dallas Orthopaedics works to make travel as easy as possible for these patients, furthering their commitment to the highest level of patient care.

Both Dr. Mollabashy and Dr. Gilbert work to try and find ways to treat patients without invasive surgery, if at all possible. They work together to create individualized treatment plans for each patient, and in 95% of cases, a successful outcome is obtained. Both doctors frequently treat a myriad of issues, including arthritis and joint replacement, fracture treatment, avascular necrosis, osteomyelitis and septic arthritis, and non/malunited fractures.

Joint replacement may not always be completely effective, but that does not mean patients have to give up hope. Using their vast experience and expertise, Drs. Mollabashy and Gilbert of Greater Dallas Orthopaedics helped over 600 patients each year with their joint replacement issues. Contact them today to find out more about joint revision or any of the many orthopedic services they offer.

Dr. Mollabashy and Dr. Gilbert practice at Greater Dallas Orthopaedics in Dallas, Texas. Interested parties are encouraged to find out more at www.gdortho.com

About Greater Dallas Orthopaedics

Greater Dallas Orthopaedics is made up of board certified surgeons, Dr. Al Mollabashy and Dr. Nathan Gilbert. Specializing in musculoskeletal oncology, reconstructive orthopaedic surgery, and general orthopaedics, GD Ortho treats adult and pediatric patients with efficiency and care.

Dr. Gilbert attended The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School & Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mollabashy, who attended Indiana University School of Medicine, went on to complete a General Surgical Internship at the Methodist Hospital of Indiana. Both surgeons are also assistant clinical professors at UT Southwestern Medical School and are actively involved in physician education.

Greater Dallas Orthopaedics can be reached at 214.252.7020 or http://www.gdortho.com/

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