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Sparrow transforms care for Patients with new approach to hip replacement surgery

Monday, September 21, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
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LANSING, MI – Orthopedic Surgeon Jason Cochran, D.O., at Sparrow, now provides an alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery, featuring a smaller incision and quicker recovery time.

Dr. Cochran is among the few Physicians in Michigan – and among the first in the mid-Michigan region - performing direct anterior approach hip replacement. The procedure allows surgeons to make a smaller incision on the front of the hip and move aside muscle rather than cut through it, to place the prosthesis. With other approaches, surgeons must cut through the muscle to reach the hip joint, resulting in a much longer recovery process.

Dr. Cochran will discuss anterior hip surgery on Wednesday, Sept. 23, during Sparrow’s Lunch with a Doctor speaker series. It begins at 11 a.m. at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Lincoln Room, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing.

“This approach may lead to earlier recovery without the need for precautions seen after traditional hip replacement,” said Dr. Cochran.

Members of the media interesting in interviewing Dr. Cochran are invited to attend the Lunch with a Doctor event on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Please contact Lori Dougovito at 517.364.8057 to schedule an interview.


Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Physicians Health Network, the Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit

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