Author: OSC

Preparing for Total Joint Replacement? Here’s What You Need to Know about After-Care

Posted on September 17, 2019

Here at Orthopedic Specialty Clinic of Spokane, we understand that the prospect of a major surgery like a hip or knee replacement can be daunting. That’s why we want our patients to be thoroughly educated, so that they can approach their procedure with confidence and peace-of-mind. 

Home Visits

Whether you undergo an inpatient or outpatient procedure, you and your primary caregiver will be supported by frequent visits from home nurses and physical therapists.

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Preparing for a Total Joint Replacement? Ask These Questions

Posted on August 19, 2019

Here at Orthopedic Specialty Clinic, we understand that the idea of a total replacement for a hip or knee can be daunting. That’s why we want to prepare each patient to feel confident that they are choosing the best procedure and the best orthopedic service when they come to us. These key questions can help you ascertain that your surgery will be a complete success:

  • How many of these procedures have you done in the past year?

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Opioids and Joint Pain Management: What You Need to Know

Posted on July 19, 2019

Recent news has shone a light on the increased rates of opioid abuse in the United States and led responsible physicians to reexamine their prescription practices. Dr. Scott is no exception. As an orthopedic specialist, whose concern is to help his patients manage their joint pain safely and effectively, Dr. Scott focuses on ensuring that they understand the benefits and risks of all treatment plans.

As a result of a March 2014 study,

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Dr. David F. Scott Part of Faculty for the 100th M.O.R.E. Knee Learning Symposium in Verona, Italy

Posted on June 24, 2019

In April, Dr. David F. Scott was a part of the faculty for the 100th Medacta Orthopaedic Research and Education (M.O.R.E.) Institute that took place at the ICLO Teaching and Research Center in Verona, Italy. 

The M.O.R.E. Institute provides support to professionals in Orthopaedics in the field of research and education with the goal of improving patient outcomes. The 2-day meeting featured discussions and assisted wetlabs, where Dr. Scott presided as a member of the faculty experienced with medially stabilized knee implant options.

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Tips For Safe Exercise Outside

Posted on May 20, 2019

Summer is almost here, and that means enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, running, or swimming, exercising outside has many benefits. Before you head to the great outdoors, here are some things to remember to help you safely enjoy exercising outside.

Wear Sunscreen

Even if it’s cloudy, make sure to wear sunscreen. A sunburn can occur in less than 15 minutes to unprotected skin. Wear at least a 30 SPF and make sure to reapply,

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How Our Research Benefits Spokane Patients

Posted on April 18, 2019

Did you know Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic contributes more to the field of orthopedic research than any other clinic in the area? It’s true. This means huge things for our Spokane total knee replacement patients. Not only do they get industry leading perspective and care, it also means we take extra diligence with our work that is not easily paralleled in other healthcare environments. Dr. Scott has been studying different types of total knee device designs,

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Dr. Scott Publishes Article with Dr. Steven Howell in Orthopedics Today

Posted on March 26, 2019

Last month, we told you about Dr. David F. Scott’s work with advancing performance of total knee replacements through innovative knee implant designs and surgical techniques. The article was picked up by several news outlets, and last month, Dr. Scott and Dr. Steven Howell collaborated on an article about these techniques that was published in the February issue of Orthopedics Today.

The article, titled “Kinematic alignment possible with manual instrumentation,

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Doctor Scott is Advancing Performance of Total Knee Replacements

Posted on February 18, 2019

Our very own Dr. David F. Scott, a leading orthopedic surgeon and researcher, is exploring new, innovative knee implant designs and surgical techniques made for custom fit total knee replacements.

The basis for this improved knee replacement performance is an anatomical approach, whereby an implant is placed in the native joint line of a patient’s knee using specific anatomic landmarks around the knee to guide the orientation of the prosthetic components in an attempt to restore the joint to its pre-arthritic position and function.

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Healthy New Years’ Resolutions: Helping You Succeed

Posted on January 16, 2019

We’ve all heard the statistics: most New Years’ Resolutions are bound to fail — to the tune of 80 to 90%. Many of those resolutions are health-related — exercise more, lose weight, eat healthier — and there are many reasons for failure. Maybe the resolution is too ambitious, or perhaps the resolution maker gets frustrated over their results. Whatever the reason, every year, people are motivated by the New Year to make a change. Here are some ways to make positive,

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Preventing Falls: Keeping Yourself Safe as Winter Arrives

Posted on November 30, 2018

According to the National Safety Council, falls account for nearly one-third of all non-fatal accidents in the U.S.. Falls usually lead to scraped knees, and maybe a bruised ego, but for some, it can be more serious. Here are some tips and reminders on how to stay safe as winter arrives.

Wear Proper Clothing

Your favorite pair of shoes may look stylish, but they may not have the best traction.

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Dr. Scott Presents to the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) in London, England

Posted on November 6, 2018

On October 11, Dr. David Scott presented to the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) in London, England.

Founded in 1988, the ISTA was created to bring together surgeons and technologists to spur new innovation and development of new technology and promote public awareness, education and research, in arthroplasty. Every year, abstracts are submitted for presentation and a board of experts select a small percentage. The conference is attended by orthopaedic surgeons,

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgery

Posted on October 2, 2018

Advancements in surgical techniques, pain management, implants, and recovery protocols make outpatient joint replacement surgery an option for many patients. Here are five reasons you should consider an outpatient procedure if you’re looking to get a joint replaced.

1. Shorter recovery time

Typically, joint replacements performed in hospitals require a 2 to 3 day stay. Because outpatient joint replacement surgery utilizes advanced surgical techniques, better implants, improved anesthesia, and expedited rehabilitation protocols, patients are often able to walk out of the surgical center under their own power later the same day.

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Knee Replacements: One Position Fits None

Posted on September 7, 2018

No two knees are alike, and just like clothing or shoes, fit is important. You wouldn’t buy one-size-fits-all sneakers. Why would you chose a one-size-fits-all knee?

While most knee replacements are placed in an “average” position, with fixed positions and angles that are identical for all patients (regardless of their individual anatomy), at Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic, Dr. Scott custom aligns knee implants to match each patient’s individual anatomy. These precise, custom alignments help to improve function of the knee replacement and increase patient’s overall satisfaction.

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Physical Therapy Tools at OSC: Strength & Stability Training

Posted on July 24, 2018

An important aspect of recovery after joint replacement is regaining strength in the surrounding muscles. Muscle strength is often lost after injury, and must be rebuilt gradually after surgery. Here are some of the tools we use at OSC to achieve this.

Free Weights
Free weights—like dumbbells, barbells, and kettlebells—are great for rebuilding strength, and especially strengthening joint stabilizer muscles, because of the need for more balance and coordination when using them.

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Physical Therapy Tools at OSC: Warm-up & Stretching

Posted on June 25, 2018

We’re going to take a look at all the tools and treatments available at OSC’s on-site physical therapy facility. Next up: warm-up and stretching equipment and tools.

Warm-up

Warming up your body properly improves the benefits of physical therapy while also preventing further injury. Warming up gradually increases heart rate, which increases blood flow, oxygen, and body temperature, which increases muscle extensibility. Here are some of the warm-up equipment you may encounter during a physical therapy session at OSC.

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