"Hi, I'm Mike Krzyzewski, coach of Duke University's Men's Basketball team. If you could take a journey to move better, live better, why wouldn't you? I did when I had joint replacement surgery.
"I'm here to tell you that you have two opponents. Pain and lack of mobility. Pain can get you down every day. Lack of mobility can lead to decreased speed and loss of endurance. With speed and endurance loss, you don't stay competitive and you spend energy just trying to catch up. But you've got to fight your opponents to stay in the game.
"I know it isn't always easy. There was a part of me that thought of stopping, giving up coaching altogether. I would never have won two Olympic team medals and four NCAA Championships if I hadn't had my surgeries.
"Now, I don't have to overcompensate for injury and pain. I'm more active than before, I have relief from pain and I'm even quicker on my feet. People say I look better now. Do you want your life back the way it should be? You have two choices, a continued downward spiral or take action.
"So don't let the injury win. You don't need to live in pain. That's why I want to encourage you to empower yourself. Get educated, develop a personal treatment plan with your doctor, build a team of support and commit to reclaiming your life. Remember, this is a major event in your life—treat it as such. What you put into it will multiply for you at the end of the journey."
Minimally Invasive Techniques: The term refers to approaches using smaller incisions combined with traditional approaches, as well as to alternate surgical approaches employing smaller incisions or sometimes two incisions.
The Anterior Approach. Anterior means front. So this technique uses one small incision on the front of the upper thigh. The technique is sometimes called the "true anterior approach."
The posterior-lateral and anterior-lateral approach. These are traditional approaches described above using smaller incisions and special instruments to facilitate the procedure through these incisions.
Two-incision techniques use one opening nearer the front of the thigh to insert the socket part of the implant, and a separate small incision toward the back of the thigh to insert the stem of the implant.