Free Health Talk: Preventing dislocation complications after hip replacement

Thursday, March 15: noon – 1 p.m.

Kenneth Johnson, MD, an orthopedic specialist at Winona Health will present a free Health Talk: Preventing dislocation complications after hip replacement, Thursday, March 15 from noon – 1 p.m. in the BA Miller Auditorium at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Ave. Winona, Minn.

Dr. Johnson will discuss hip replacement surgery and steps to take to prevent dislocation complications.

Whether you’ve had hip surgery or are considering it, this is an opportunity to meet Dr. Johnson and learn more about preventing complications after hip replacement.

The presentation is free. Complimentary light lunch provided. RSVP required by Tuesday, March 13.

RSVP here

or call 507.457.4394.

In addition to Dr. Johnson, Winona Health’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine clinic includes orthopedic specialists Andrew Millis, MD and Michael Dussault, MD, along with Adam Fletcher, MD, a Family Medicine physician with a special interest in Sports Medicine. Winona Health’s comprehensive orthopedic services staff also includes athletic trainers and physical therapists to help people prevent or recover after surgery or an injury. Learn more about Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Winona Health.

Welcome Kenneth Johnson, MD, Orthopedic Specialist!

Kenneth Johnson, MD

Board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Kenneth Johnson, MD, joined the team in Winona Health’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine department. In addition to general orthopedic surgery, Dr. Johnson has expertise in shoulder, hip and knee replacement including hip and knee revision surgery.

Dr. Johnson has been an orthopedic specialist for nearly 30 years and was previously with Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Minnesota. He earned his medical degree and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.

“I heard good things about Winona Health and learned about an opportunity here,” said Dr. Johnson. “I was impressed by what I found when I interviewed, and I like that Winona Health is a community hospital.”

Dr. Johnson said that the most satisfying part of being an orthopedic surgeon is “when people who are hurting come in to see me and I can make it possible for them to get back to the activities they enjoy. In orthopedics, we can make a big change in someone’s activities and lifestyle.”

In his free time, Dr. Johnson enjoys listening to music at home and going to as many concerts as he can. He is looking forward to Winona’s music festivals. He also is an avid reader and likes reading series by authors such as James Patterson and Patricia Cornwall interspersed with the classics.

Dr. Johnson joins Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgeons Andrew Millis, MD, and Michael Dussault, MD, along with Adam Fletcher, MD, a Family Medicine physician with a special interest in Sports Medicine, in Winona Health’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine department. To schedule an appointment, call 507.474.3338.

 

Welcome Der-Chen “Timothy” Huang, MD!

Der-Chen "Timothy" Huang, MD

Der-Chen “Timothy” Huang, MD

Der-Chen “Timothy” Huang, MD, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder, hip and knee replacement, joined Jeffrey McGillicuddy, MD, and Michael Dussault, MD, in the Winona Health Orthopedic & Sports Medicine department.

Dr. Huang is an experienced and highly skilled orthopedic surgeon and has completed a fellowship in joint replacement, which has prepared him to manage complex orthopedic challenges including revision surgery.

“I chose Winona Health because this is the best place for my family,” said Dr. Huang. “I’m originally from Rochester, my wife is from Chatfield and we have family in southeast Minnesota. Winona is an excellent community, the people here are great and the location is wonderful. I also appreciate the strong work ethic and community feeling among the staff.”

Along with having expertise in traditional knee replacement, Dr. Huang is trained in the most contemporary methods including anterior cruciate ligament or ACL-sparing knee replacement. “ACL-sparing knee replacement preserves the ACL during a total knee replacement, resulting in more natural knee motion,” he explains. People who have knee issues in their late 40s or early 50s, especially those who lead a more active lifestyle, are usually good candidates for ACL-sparing knee replacement.

“The best part of my work is being able to quickly improve someone’s life,” said Dr. Huang. “After an hour and a half of surgery, people who have suffered with years of arthritic pain can be walking more comfortably the next day.”

Dr. Huang earned his Medical Degree at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency and internship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He has also completed an extra year of fellowship training in complex joint replacements at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Huang enjoys getting to know his patients. He said, “I hope they find me to be approachable, kind and compassionate.”

Dr. Huang and his wife have a young son and a baby on the way. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, camping and spending time outside.

To schedule a consultation with a Sports & Orthopedic Medicine specialist at Winona Health, call 507.474.3338.

For more information about Dr. Huang and other healthcare providers at Winona Health, visit winonahealth.org and click Find a Provider. Winona Health is also on Facebook and Twitter.