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classen_eventer
Jan. 14, 2011, 09:34 AM
I posted this in the Equestrians with Disabilities group but thought it might be helpful to people here also:

I had a nasty accident in April of last year. A young horse spooked, reared, slipped and fell backwards on me (he was fine, apparently I make a great pillow). In addition to a bunch of fractures, I dislocated my right hip. After everything else healed, the hip gave me lots of trouble. I was lucky to find an AWESOME orthopedic surgeon (it helps that my Dad is an orthopedist who has been president of Eastern Orthopedics and on the board of the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons). Anyway, riders are prone to hip issues (cowgirl hips and cowboy hips per Dr. Stubbs) so thought I would pass this along. I had a 5 and 1/2 hour hip arthroscopy in November that has SIGNIFICANTLY decreased my symptoms (The pain was waking me up 2 to 3 times a night and I can sleep pain free now). Dr. Stubbs is also very nice and professional in addition to being ridiculously smart and talented. Actually, the ortho department at Wake Forest is one of the best (lucky for me as I have had hand surgery with Dr. Andy Koman who fixed my butterfly fracture with a pin so I could still ride in the AECs, saw Dr. Birkindahl for my ruptured discs at C1/C2 which resolved with PT, etc. Wow, I am starting to see why my Dad always hated the fact that I chose eventing as a sport....anyway, if you need hand surgery or have spine issues, Wake Forest is great too, and they have an excellent peds ortho department who I work with a lot as a pediatrician who cares for special needs kids).
BACK ON TRACK, here is the info on Dr. Stubbs. Can't say enough great things about him:
Allston Stubbs, M.D.

Dr. Stubbs received his undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of North Carolina and his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine.
He performed his Orthopedic Surgery training with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and has received Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

He has completed three formal fellowships in sports medicine:

Sports Medicine, Knee, and Shoulder Surgery
Steadman Hawkins Clinic of Vail, Colorado.
Associate Team Physician for the Denver Broncos®, US Ski Team®, and Colorado Rockies®.

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Dr. Marc Philippon of Steadman Hawkins Clinic of Vail, Colorado.

Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Boston, Massachusetts. Affiliate Hospital of Harvard Medical School. Associate Team Physician for the Boston Ballet® and Boston Marathon®.

He received FDA required certification for the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing® (BHR) System from BHR inventor Dr. Derek McMinn in Birmingham, England.

An expert in hip arthroscopy, Dr. Stubbs has published orthopedic research, created orthopedic instructional videos, and lectured at orthopedic conferences within the United States and abroad.

He currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Sports Medicine Program of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Medical Director of Hip Arthroscopy for Wake Forest University Health Sciences and School of Medicine.

Web address: http://www.wfuhip.com/stubbs.html

Zu Zu
Jan. 14, 2011, 12:19 PM
Great news ~ so happy for you ~

Jingles continue for your recovery & thanks for posting your ortho. surgeon information for others to benefit from ~ :yes: