Author: OSC

Research Proves Dr. Scott’s Medially-Stabilized TKR Approach More Successful than Other Methods

Posted on August 10, 2020

Although the AAOS Annual Meeting unfortunately had to be cancelled this year, due to the pandemic situation, Dr. Scott’s important research for the event was still covered in Orthopedics Today. Another orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Thomas J. Barrett, also left some enlightening comments on Dr. Scott’s work. Let’s take a look at a summary of the research and comments!

The Study

Dr. Scott and some of his colleagues worked with patients undergoing elective primary TKA to assign a posterior-stabilized implant system or a medially stabilized implant system on a randomized basis.

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Research Continues to Support the Benefits of Medially Stabilized Knee Replacement

Posted on April 14, 2020

Dr. Scott was recently invited by Today to comment on a study completed by a psychologist and some colleagues, regarding the impact of total knee replacement (TKA) on patient quality of life. The study randomly assigned the 103 recipients to receive a medially stabilized TKA or a cruciate-retaining TKA. The cruciate-retaining implant, similar to the traditional posterior stabilized implant, has more impact on the knee ligaments, although, different from posterior stabilized, it does not necessitate cutting or replacing those ligaments.

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COVID19 Changes Our Plans, but Not Our Excellent Research

Posted on March 17, 2020

Like many events, the annual American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting was cancelled due to help prevent the spread of COVID19. Here at OSC we applaud that decision, and support all efforts at social distancing and increased handwashing. Please feel free to reach out to us via phone if you have any concerns about coming in for an appointment. We will assess your health status with you and make decisions from there.

At the same time,

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Dr. Scott’s Methods Leading to Better Outcomes

Posted on February 14, 2020

A few months ago, we shared Dr. Scott’s research on medially stabilized total knee replacements with you. This month, we want to follow up by sharing a 2017 study from Arthroplasty Journal of 164 patients, 76 with medially stabilized implants and 88 with posterior stabilized. The researchers looked at range of motion (ROM) and the forgotten joint score (FJS) results between the two groups. 

While there was no statistically significant difference in ROM between the two procedures,

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Drs. David and Amaryllis Scott Re-Certified with ABOS

Posted on January 14, 2020

We’re happy to announce that our two first-class orthopedic surgeons have proved their quality by renewing their certifications through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. David Scott and Dr. Amaryllis Scott were both originally certified in July of 2000, participating in a written and oral exam in order to earn their certification. The Board, however, acknowledges the importance of ensuring that orthopedists are staying up to date with developing research and medical advancements.

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Preparing for a Major Joint Surgery? Talk to Us about the Benefits of Prehabilitation!

Posted on December 13, 2019

While gearing up for a major joint repair surgery, such as a total knee replacement, our focus understandably tends to turn toward anticipation of what will happen after surgery. However, some small clinical studies and the experience of physical therapists are beginning to point toward the benefits of regular exercise and a physical therapy regimen even in the months leading up to your joint surgery.

Why Does ‘Pre-hab’ Help?

Arthritis leads to a host of physical side-effects can have a considerable impact on overall fitness.

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The Connection between Joint Health and Exercise: What You Need to Know

Posted on November 18, 2019

In a world of fitness inspiration Instagram accounts and ubiquitous online health advice, it can become hard to filter out the healthy behaviors from the unhealthy ones. Especially when someone suffers from osteoarthritis, with chronic pain at their joints, it can be daunting to imagine suddenly starting a power-lifting exercise regimen (to name just one current fitness trend). The real question that someone with arthritis wants to answer, after all, is not what’s trendy, but what will help their joints and what will harm them.

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Research Update: Dr. Scott Studying the Benefits of Medially Stabilized Knee Implants

Posted on October 16, 2019

One of the things that makes Dr. Scott Spokane’s most innovative and successful orthopedic surgeon is his commitment to research. He is always exploring the latest in orthopedic technology, especially when it comes to the world of total knee replacement. Since the human knee joint is the largest joint in the body and receives impact with almost every motion, it is crucial to continue exploring new techniques for implants, so that total knee replacement patients can feel confident in the longevity and success of their procedure.

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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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