Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Memorial Hospital Introduces Hip Center of Louisiana
As a leader in
orthopaedics and sports medicine in southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is expanding these areas of care
by introducing the Hip Center of Louisiana.
Under the direction of esteemed orthopaedic surgeons Nathan
Cohen, MD, and Brett
Cascio, MD, and orthopaedic trauma specialist Thomas
W. Axelrad, MD, PhD, the Hip Center of Louisiana will offer
expert, innovative treatment options to patients who suffer from hip and groin
pain – even those who may not have been candidates for treatments in the
Many hip problems
are treatable without surgical intervention, and the physicians at the Hip
Center of Louisiana believe that surgery should be reserved as a last resort for
patients when all other measures have been unsuccessful in returning the patient
to an active lifestyle. Certain emerging non-surgical treatments employed by
the Hip Center physicians, such as Platelet-rich Plasma therapy and Bone Marrow
Aspirate Concentrate, belong to a newer branch of medicine called
Orthobiologics, which follows the philosophy of merging new technologies with
the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
In some cases,
surgical intervention is still necessary, and the physicians at the Hip Center
of Louisiana are specialized in various types of surgical procedures of the hip
including hip arthroscopy, pelvic osteotomy, hip replacement, and the treatment
of hip trauma such as breaks and fractures.
Cohen’s initial education was in chemical engineering followed by a masters
degree in medical engineering from the world-renowned Imperial College, University of London, England. Dr. Cohen graduated from
the University of Western Ontario’s Medical School in his native Canada. He completed his internship
at St. Paul’s Hospital at the University of British
Columbia and his residency at University Hospital and Victoria Hospital at the University of Western
Ontario, London, Canada. He is a founding member of
Orthopaedic Specialists at Lake
Dr. Brett Cascio
is a native of New Orleans and graduated from
University and Louisiana
State University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency
at Johns Hopkins University and his fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins
Clinic in Vail, Colorado, where he participated in the care of
the U.S. Ski, Colorado Rockies baseball and Denver Broncos football teams. He
is also a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves and has completed a tour of duty in
Afghanistan for Operation Enduring
Freedom, for which he received an Army Medical Commendation. He is a member of
Orthopaedic Specialists and currently serves as Medical Director of Sports
Medicine at Memorial Hospital.
The most recent
addition to Orthopaedic Specialists, Dr. Thomas W. Axelrad received his medical
degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
in New Orleans.
He also received a doctorate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from
LSU Health Sciences Center, and went on to complete his internship in
general surgery and his residency in orthopaedic surgery from the Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Boston Medical Center, he also taught residents through
the Trauma Review Program. He later served as Director of Orthopaedics at
St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Dorchester,
Massachusetts, and he most recently completed a
fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at the Hospital for Special Surgery in
New York, New York.
Hip Center of Louisiana
provides a full continuum of care for hip injuries and conditions from state of
the art surgical and non-surgical treatments, to rehabilitation under the
direction of Dr.
Michael Lane, a board certified physiatrist on staff at Memorial Hospital and founder of the Rehabilitation
Institute of SWLA.
information on the physicians or treatment options available at Hip Center of
Louisiana call 800-530-7733 or visit http://www.lcmh.com/hip-center.