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Blog Posts in October, 2012

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel; pt.14 & 15
Oct 30, 2012

It’s been five days since Dr. Beyer’s hip replacement surgery and he’s feeling good (besides the recent USC loss). He emphasizes the importance of doing your exercises to help supplement the work of the therapist. Dr. Beyer is doing ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon; On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.13
Oct 26, 2012

Dr. Alan Beyer has been home now for 24 hours and is getting around with a cane. He notes how tempting it is once home to move around a lot more than when in the hospital and reminds us of the importance of taking it easy.

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.11 & 12
Oct 25, 2012

24 hours post-op Dr. Alan Beyer has had all of his drains and catheters removed, has had two physical therapy session, walked a few laps and is feeling good. He still hasn’t needed anything more than Tylenol for the pain, but warns that that ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.9 & 10
Oct 24, 2012

A little more than two hours after surgery Dr. Beyer vlogs from the recovery room and talks a bit about what he’s feeling and what is coming down the road. “Why’d I wait this long to have it done?” 11 hours after surgery Dr. ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.8
Oct 22, 2012

In his latest installment, Dr. Alan Beyer checks in two days before his surgery and catches us up on the final protocol in preparation for surgery day.

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.7
Oct 19, 2012

Dr. Alan Beyer checks in following a pre-op visit with his surgeon just five days before his hip replacement surgery is scheduled. With a full work load and pain intensified due to the mandatory elimination of anti-inflammatory medication, it’s ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.6
Oct 18, 2012

Eight days before surgery, Dr. Beyer talks a bit about his concerns and offers an update on his pre-op progress. Stay tuned for another update from Dr. Beyer!

Football isn't just on Sundays for HOI
Oct 17, 2012

They roam the sidelines of Orange County high school and college football games, as many have for decades. They wear the team’s colors and logos and pay attention to each play and player. They are not coaches but orthopedic surgeons from Hoag ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon - On the Other Side of the Scalpel - pt.5
Oct 15, 2012

Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif. says goodbye to golf for now as he plays his final round before his surgery. Keep checking back as Dr. Beyer continues to blog and vlog about his experiences on ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.1
Oct 10, 2012

Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif. gives an introduction to his journey from surgeon to patient. “After doing knee and shoulder surgery on others for 30 years, the time has come for me to ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.2
Oct 10, 2012

Three weeks before surgery and Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif. talks a bit about his worries and concerns due to “knowing too much.” Dr. Beyer will be blogging and vlogging about ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.3
Oct 10, 2012

Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif. talks about the ‘little things’ that begin to worry him and how important it is to keep a positive attitude and persevere. Dr. Beyer will be ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.4
Oct 10, 2012

Two weeks before surgery and Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif. talks about the impact of his pain on his day-to-day activities and expresses his empathy for those who are forced to wait extended ...