Get back to what moves you

Dr. Justin Deans adds to our orthopedic team, specializing in anterior hip replacement procedures

Hip replacements are the most common and long-lasting joint replacement, often with life-changing results that help people move better, feel better and get back to doing the things they enjoy.

At Pender Community Hospital, our skilled orthopedic teams provide customized treatments and solutions to help people relieve pain and regain mobility. To add to our full range of orthopedic services, PCH is pleased to welcome Dr. Justin Deans who specializes in anterior hip replacement procedures—an innovative alternative to traditional, or posterior, hip replacement.

Why a hip replacement?

As people age and accumulate more mileage on their hips, it’s common for arthritis to develop and become more painful—and even debilitating. Pain while walking, severe limping and avoiding activities they once enjoyed are common reasons why people choose to have a hip replacement procedure. When joints are replaced with a synthetic counterpart, functionality returns without the pain, and people can reclaim their mobility and quality of life.

Dr. Justin Deans

Welcome Dr. Justin Deans

Pender Community Hospital is excited to welcome Dr. Justin Deans, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in adult reconstruction and joint replacement surgery. After completing a fellowship in New York City, Dr. Deans returned to the Midwest and now provides customized treatments and orthopedic solutions to patients at PCH.

“As a physician, I want to help people,” Dr. Deans shared. “As an orthopedic surgeon, I get an incredible opportunity to see the results of treatments or procedures that we determine as provider and patient. I’m motivated every day seeing patients move in ways they didn’t think were possible and return to the lives they love.”  

Anterior hip replacement procedures

Unlike a posterior hip replacement, anterior hip replacement procedures are done from the front of the body. Dr. Deans offers this innovative procedure to patients at PCH where it’s closer for them and their families. Advantages of the minimally invasive procedure can include:

• Faster recovery time and less pain
• No need to cut tissues or detach tendons
• More immediate support and joint functionality
• Fewer restrictions after procedures
• Lower risk of hip dislocation after surgery

Patients who carry excess weight or have pelvic or femur issues may not be good candidates for an anterior hip replacement.

“Hip replacement procedures can change lives,” Dr. Deans shared. “When I see a patient walk in effortlessly for a follow-up appointment, and they could barely get around when I met them, it reinforces my decision to practice orthopedic medicine. I’m humbled to be able to help people regain not only their ability to move, but also their confidence. And it’s rewarding to see them with a renewed approach toward life.”

Get back to what moves you

Over 300,000 people in the United States have hip replacement procedures annually. Dr. Deans and our skilled orthopedic teams provide comprehensive, customized care—from consultation to complete recovery—right here where it’s closer for patients and families. To learn more joint replacement procedures or other orthopedic solutions, call 402-385-4090 or visit pchne.org/movebetter.