PHOENIX (Aug. 31, 2015) – Karl Baumgart, a 43-year-old Scottsdale resident, is a relative newcomer to the world of competitive cycling, only having his USAC racing license since May of 2013.
In just over two years, Karl has logged nearly 100 races, including big stage races such as Valley of the Sun, Arizona State Time Trial Championships, and USA Masters National Time Trial Championships.
His most recent and biggest success yet, however, was becoming a National champion by winning a gold medal, four silver medals, and the “Best All Around Rider” award at the 2015 USA Masters Track National Championship – just 10 months after a major hip replacement due to a chronic overuse injury.
Shocking? Yes. Admirable? An even bigger yes.
Baumgart’s inner-drive, combined with an innovative medical procedure performed by Brandon Gough, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon at Phoenix’s Hedley Orthopaedic Institute, is what put Baumgart back in the saddle just two short weeks after surgery.
Dr. Gough has extensive experience in hip and knee replacement surgery using micro-invasive surgical approaches as well as robotic surgery.
“The day after Baumgart won the Arizona State Team Time Trial Championship, Karl entered my operating room for a hip replacement,” said Dr. Gough. “This, however, just wasn’t any hip replacement; at Hedley Orthopaedic Institute, we pride ourselves in being one of the few practices in Arizona that offers the direct superior surgical hip approach.”
With this approach, Dr. Gough makes one small incision in the hip, which allows for adequate visualization and the proper placement of surgical components. In other words, the entire hip replacement leaves muscles and tendons undamaged, and the hip’s natural alignment intact. What’s even more fascinating about this procedure is that it’s done with low or no narcotics at all, and patients are often walking within four hours of surgery.
To learn more about the fascinating patient success story, along with the man behind the surgery, Dr. Gough, contact Angela Menninger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-373-8212 to schedule preferred interviews.
Hedley Orthopaedic Institute is currently accepting new patients at its three Valley offices, which are located at:
- 2122 E. Highland Ave., Suite 300, Phoenix, 85016
- 1492 S. Mill Ave., Suite 113, Tempe, 85281
- 10238 E. Hampton Ave, Suite 301A, Mesa, 85209
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 602-553-3113, or visit www.HedleyOrtho.com.