On May 12, at 6:00 PM in the Brew Barry Conference Room, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will be presenting a free educational program entitled, “The Anterior Hip: A Muscle-Sparing Approach to Total Hip Replacement,” by Dr. William Vranos.

Vranos, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, will describe this new approach to replacing the hip, which is minimally invasive and spares muscles from incision allowing patients to have a shorter recovery time and less rehabilitative time.

“Many people suffer daily from hip pain, whether they are getting up from a chair, ambulating from room to room in their home, or attempting to enjoy a walk on a beautiful day,” says Vranos. “Hip replacement technology has advanced significantly in the last several years and has the potential to alleviate pain from your daily life.”

Vranos attended the Emory University School of Medicine and completed his internships and residency at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. He works in the office of BMH Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, part of the BMH Physician Group, a multispecialty group practice of primary care and specialty care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The group’s mission is to provide community-based, quality health services delivered with compassion and respect.

For more information or to register, please call 257-8877 or visit BMH online at www.bmhvt.org.