Hip Replacement

ESPN - Tales from Nick Saban's surgery and recovery


Chris Low, Alex Scarborough, Mark Schlabach

Terry Saban thought she had her husband all settled in last Tuesday, less than 24 hours after his hip replacement surgery. She thought she had enough time to run a few errands while he dozed in his recliner all hooked up to his ice machine.

She admits now that she thought wrong.

Miss Terry, as Alabama's five-time national championship coach Nick Saban fondly refers to his wife of more than 40 years, returned home only to find,...

USA TODAY - Alabama Coach Nick Saban expected to have full recovery after hip-replacement surgery


By Alex Byington, Montgomery Advertiser

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football coach Nick Saban's hip-replacement surgery went well on Monday.

"Coach Saban underwent successful robotic assisted right hip replacement surgery this afternoon with our hip specialist, Dr. Benton Emblom and the team at Andrews Sports Medicine," team surgeon Lyle Cain of the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham said in a one-paragraph statement released by the team Monday evening. "Coach is resting comfortably and we anticipate a full recovery.

Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement

Birmingham Medical News

The surgeons at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center are the first in Birmingham to use Stryker's Mako Robot-Arm Assisted Surgery System in total knee, partial knee and hip replacements. This robotic technology increases accuracy in joint replacement procedures.

The initial system was installed at St. Vincents Birmingham in August and has been so successful a second robot is already in use.

Love's Hip Surgery A Success; Eyes Florida Swing Return

Written by Rex Hoggard

Within hours of having hip replacement surgery on Tuesday Davis Love III was back doing what he does best – keeping busy.

“I’ve been up and walking, cheated in the night and stood up by the bed, but I’m cruising around my room,” he laughed early Wednesday from Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Birmingham, Ala., where he underwent surgery to replace his left hip. “[Dr. James Flanagan, who performed the surgery] wants me up. They don’t want me sitting for more than an hour.”

Davis Love III Has Hip Replacement Surgery

Written by Bob Harig

Davis Love III wants to become the oldest winner in PGA Tour history, a goal that now will have to wait at least three months.

Love, who turns 54 in April, had hip replacement surgery Tuesday.

"I had a hip problem the last few years, and I had a hip resurfacing trying to avoid hip surgery because I'm a chicken," he said over the weekend, "but after playing [in Malaysia and at the Sanderson Farms tournament], I realized it was an uphill battle."

Love said his doctors told him he would need...

Local Medical Advance Keeps Missionary on the Move

Written by Camille Smith Platt

With church plants, Bible Institutes and humanitarian efforts in 13 countries on three different continents, World Reach founder Tim Prewitt is accustomed to international travel up to eight times a year. Last year, however, extreme hip pain was limiting his mobility. Thanks to a talented surgeon and an advanced robotic-arm assisted surgery available here in Birmingham, he is back to the mission field he loves.

As a young professional, Prewitt spent nine years working for...