Every year, tens of thousands of people undergo hip replacement surgery. One of the major reasons is the wearing down of the hip joint. This is most often due to the effects of osteoarthritis; however, other health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, bone tumors and avascular necrosis – a condition that causes loss of bone due to insufficient blood supply – can also lead to problems with the hip joint. Keeping your hips in healthy condition can help you avoid this surgery.
Amit Patel, MD
- Interventional Spine
Dr. Amit H. Patel is a double board-certified physician with training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Management. He earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in New York, and then completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at SUNY Stony Brook, New York where he developed his interest in spine and musculoskeletal medicine. He furthered his study through a pain fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Health System where he received training in the use of advanced interventional pain management procedures.
Dr. Patel has served as a physician with a private practice in New York, as well as an Assistant Professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina where he instructed residents and medical students, as well as assisted in the development of the Spine program.
Dr. Patel implements non-surgical treatments including education, therapeutic exercise, and precise, image-guided interventional procedures to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of painful spine and musculoskeletal disorders. He enjoys helping patients achieve maximal functional recovery by creating specific treatment plans for each patient, with an additional focus on safety and comfort.