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Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI):


Dr Ford is the only surgeon in the area who is trained in arthroscopic treatment of FAI. This allows for a much less invasive approach in comparison to the traditional open technique.


FAI is a hip disorder which is caused by an over-coverage of the acetabulum and/or an mis-shaped head of the femur. Ultimately, this causes a pinching mechanisim in the hip joint. This can result in pain, damage to the labrum (a connective tissue in the hip), and it may potentiate arthritis of the hip. 

Joint replacements offered:
  • Total Hip 
    • Direct Anterior Approach
  • Total Knee
  • Total Shoulder
We provide surgical and conservative treatment for a wide variety of orthopaedic and sports medicine conditions. 


Procedures commonly performed:

  • Knee, Hip, and Shoulder arthoscopy

  • ACL reconstruction

  • Meniscus repair

  • Rotator cuff and labrum repair

  • Hip arthroscopy for treatment of femoral acetabular impingment (FAI)

  • Open and closed treatment of fractures

  • In-office steroid injections

Locations where we operate:

  • Portnuef Medical Center

  • Skyline Surgery Center

Sports Medicine


We are affiliated with Portneuf Sports Medicine Institute. Dr Ford and Tanner and are often attending local sporting events and providing sideline care for our local athletes. 


We also treat sports injuries in the office. 

Direct Anterior Approach for Total Hip Replacement


Dr Ford has special training to perform a new approach to total hip replacement surgery. He uses natural muscle intervals through the front of the hip where he does not cut any muscles or tendons during the procedure. Being that these muscles are critical for hip stability, it potentially allows for increased stability and quicker revovery. Many of our patients go home the following day.  

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