Dr. Appell Offers Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

Many people who suffer from arthritis, hip pain, stiffness and limited hip movement can now choose a minimally invasive surgery when your doctor recommends a hip replacement in your treatment plan. One of the least invasive surgical options is Anterior Hip Replacement. The Anterior Approach is a proven technique that minimizes pain and the recovery period, offers a smaller incision, shortens your hospital stay and allows you to return to normal activities faster. We are pleased to say we are one of few orthopedic practices in Alabama that offer this surgical procedure. Dr. Scott Appell is currently the only physician in our practice to perform this type of surgery and is in the top 5 percentile for this program. If you are interested in seeing if you are a candidate for this surgery, please contact us to schedule your initial appointment today.

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Heat Wave- Are You Prepared?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, on average 318 Americans die each year of heat related illnesses. Many of these deaths could be prevented with proper education on dehydration and heat-related illness. Summer is the perfect time to embrace the beautiful outdoors. Unfortunately, outdoor activities come with serious risk of dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat […]

Water Sports Injuries


Water skiing and wakeboarding are popular sports with high potential for injury due to rapid boat acceleration, lack of protective gear, and waterway obstacles. Ankle injuries are most common for water skiers, while concussions are seen more in wakeboarders. Ankle injuries are common since the skier’s feet are strapped into the bindings on the skis. […]