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Surgeon Reduces Recovery Time By Half

Posted by: Hendricks News Reports   |   Thursday, May 1, 2014   |   Latest Articles   |   Back to Blog

For patients looking for a less invasive hip replacement procedure, and one that can them back on their feet and active much more quickly, Hendricks Regional Health has the answer… Dr. Brad Prather.


Dr. Prather is one of only a few surgeons in central Indiana performing the direct anterior hip replacement. His focus on this procedure developed because it offers patients a much easier, faster recovery. “I knew

I wanted to do Direct Anterior Hip Replacement. This method is so much easier on the body, so people heal quickly. I’ve seen patients go home the same day, many go home the next day,” explains Dr. Prather.

After completing his training as an orthopedic surgeon at the IU School of Medicine and University of Louisville School of Medicine, he completed a fellowship at Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas to further develop his joint replacement skills.

“Hip replacement is a wonderful surgery. Once you get it done, you’ll never worry about pain or the function in your hips again. You just won’t think about it,” adds Dr. Prather.

Dr. Prather married his high school sweetheart from Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis; they now have two young children. Having played varsity soccer at Wabash College, Dr. Prather is passing that passion for sports along to his children. He helps coach his children’s soccer and baseball teams. He also loves woodworking and restoring cars. The Prather family is active with church, sports, school and family activities.

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