June 21, 2024

Warren Molden, at left, with Dr. Charles Bishop, Holzer Orthopedics. Submitted photo.

Warren Molden, at left, with Dr. Charles Bishop, Holzer Orthopedics. Submitted photo.

Patient tells about hip replacement experience

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – In October 2020, Warren Molden required hip surgery. “Luckily, I was put in contact with Dr. Bishop at Holzer and was able to have an anterior left hip replacement.”

“Before surgery, I couldn’t sleep in my bed. I was in pain all the time,” shared Molden. “After my procedure, I recovered quickly. In two weeks, I was in therapy and doing great. By the third week, I was back on my tractors and skid steers. I couldn’t ask for nicer people than those that cared for me at Holzer.”

The anterior approach surgery procedure for hip replacement is a technique that minimizes the pain and time from surgery to recovery. The Anterior Approach allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side) or the posterior (back) approach. In this way, the surgeon can simply work through the natural interval between the muscles. The most important muscles for hip function, the gluteal muscles that attach to the pelvis and femur, are left undisturbed and therefore do not require a healing process. 

“Dr. Bishop has a great attitude. He listened to my concerns and kept me, and my family, informed. My experience had a hometown feel with high-tech services,” shared Molden. “I am so glad to be able to return to my daily activities and chasing my grandchildren around.” Molden is a retired Safety Coordinator at AEP. He and his wife, Kathy, reside in Pomeroy, Ohio. 

“Holzer is proud to offer the anterior approach hip replacement for our community members,” shared Dr. Bishop. Patients that should take advantage of the anterior approach hip replacement include people who have osteoarthritis, hip fractures, and pain that worsens when walking. The anterior procedure allows us to have fewer complications and a smaller incision, which should promote faster post-operation recovery.”

Dr. Charles Bishop is currently accepting patients at Holzer’s Gallipolis location. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio, and completed his residency at Marshall University in Orthopedic Surgery. When asked what the best part is about joining the Holzer system, Dr. Bishop replied, “Everyone here is very kind. The staff, community members, and patients are all welcoming and receptive to the treatments we have available. I enjoy being a part of the Holzer family.” 

For more information, or to make an appointment with Dr. Bishop, please call 1-855-4-HOLZER or visit www.holzer.org.

Information provided by Holzer Health System.