Conducting research to develop the systems, technology, and protocols that can help hip and spine patients gain better outcomes is at the heart of Dr. Vigdorchik’s work. Most recently, he was the lead doctor in a study completed to develop a tool that would make hip replacements an even more successful procedure. This study developed a new method of risk assessment and an algorithm to calculate how likely a patient was to reinjure themselves following a hip replacement as a result of their spinal alignment.
Dr. Vigdorchik’s study found that many patients experience a dislocation within the first 30 days after their surgery and linked this occurrence to whether or not the patient has a concurrent spinal disease.
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