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Hip Arthroscopy: Labral Reconstruction Dr. Brian J. White - My Team

I am fortunate to work with many people who share my passion for providing thorough, compassionate care for our patients. Our goal is to care for the whole person and not just their hip. You will see that our service is different from what you have experienced with other clinics.

Shawn

Shawn

Shawn is my Physician Assistant and has worked with me since 2012. He exclusively sees and manages patients with hip disorders. He is incredibly bright and is very good at assessing your hip, helping you understand how it is not functioning properly, and how we could help. He assists me in the OR for total hip replacements and is otherwise in the clinic to help with any questions or needs that you may have. I trust his judgment and decision making implicitly.

Chris Irons and Joe Harris

Chris Irons and Joe Harris

These are my surgical assistants and provide me with the extra hands that are required to perform your operation. They have decades of experience working in the operating room and their meticulous nature and advanced skill set allows them to craft perfect labral grafts. I have worked long hours with them from the very beginning and their service is essential. Their devotion and work ethic is tireless.

My Surgical team

My Surgical team

I am surrounded by people in the Operating Room who share my level of commitment and investment to achieving the very best for our patients with their operation. Our surgical team is large-it includes dedicated nurses and scrub techs, my Anaesthesia team, X-ray techs and my medical representatives. Each cares deeply and gives themselves entirely every day to ensure that your operation is complete and successful.

Teresa, Candice and Donna

Teresa, Candice and Donna

Nothing could happen without my immediate support at Western Orthopedics. These three women are the backbone of my team. They are my first line for scheduling appointments and surgery, working with your insurance company, answering questions, arranging for MRI’s and studies, completing work forms and assisting in facilitating the logistics for our patients that travel to Denver. They love taking care of and helping our patients and ensure that your entire experience with us will be met with respect, compassion, and a special understanding your individual needs.

Western Orthopaedics Physical Therapy

Western Orthopaedics Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is an essential part of your recovery and given the complexity of the hip joint, it is not something that all physical therapists are comfortable with. Our team lead is Danielle Schoenthaler, and I have worked closely with her since 2010. She has written our postoperative protocols and is an experienced resource in the nuances of attaining proper muscle balance and endurance after a hip operation. Her entire team is an excellent group of highly trained physical therapists and is a great fit for your postoperative physical therapy or as a resource to your physical therapist should they need any help along the way.

Sara and Hannah

Sara and Hannah

Conducting research and advancing the field of Hip Arthroscopy, and more specifically Labral Reconstruction, is very important to me. I have had a database of all of my hip arthroscopies since July of 2009. Collecting pre-operative, intra-operative, postoperative data and organizing our ongoing studies requires a very meticulous, devoted skill set. This is well suited for both Sara and Hannah who work very hard to maintain this database and allow us to continue to contribute academically to the field.

Nurse Practitioners at Porter Hospital

Nurse Practitioners at Porter Hospital

Carrie and Molly have worked with me since 2014. They are nurse practitioners who provide the postoperative care after your surgery. They are compassionate, understanding and work very hard to ensure that your medications after surgery are the best fit for you. Their goal is also that when you leave the hospital to go home, you and your family understand how to care for you best and that you are independent, safe and comfortable.

“When I first met Dr. White I could barely walk. I had been dealing with hip pain for my entire life but could not get anyone to believe me, and doctors simply told me it was “growing pain.” When I started college I finally went on my own and got an MRI, where they told me that my hip joints did not fit together correctly and I had a torn labrum on each side. The doctors office referred me to Western Orthopedics where I met Dr. White. He told me that I would need a hip arthroscopy and reconstruction on my labrum’s. I was terrified, but he and Sean were so kind and reassuring, and they made the whole process so easy for me. I always felt so comfortable and welcome in their office. The x-ray technicians, the nurses, and Teresa (his surgery scheduler) were always so wonderful. Fast forward to my surgeries, which were six months apart, were fantastic. Dr. White did an amazing job, and it has been over a year since my first surgery and I am already able to do so many things I never thought I would be able to do. I am working out again, playing with my nephews again, traveling again, and living my life. I owe this all to this amazing group of people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”