Category: David F Scott MD

Below you’ll find blog articles by Dr. David F Scott MD, a leading researcher in the field of orthopedics. To learn more about Dr. Scott, click here.

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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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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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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Dr. Scott Presents at the 2018 AAOS Annual Meeting

Posted on April 17, 2018

The week of March 6-10, Dr. David Scott traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana to present research findings at the annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting.

Founded in 1933, “the AAOS is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world.”

The AAOS annual meeting brings together over 20,000 attendees, from orthopaedic surgeons to researchers and health professionals, and features speakers, presentations, awards,

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Recommend with Confidence: OSC’s Infection Rates Beat the National Average

Posted on March 23, 2018

At OSC, we’re passionate about getting our patients back to their normal lifestyle through comprehensive, effective orthopaedic care. When it comes to orthopaedic surgery, controlling the risk of infection is among our top priorities.

Dr. Scott and his team boast incredibly low infection rates compared to the national average. In fact, Dr. Scott’s primary total knee replacement patient infection rate is just 0.16%. That’s over 5 times better than the national average of 0.85%.

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Ten Myths About Back Pain

Posted on August 3, 2016

It’s estimated that approximately 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lifetime. It’s the leading cause of disability in people younger than 45, and there are many factors that contribute to it.

Most back pain can be traced back to 4 major causes.

Spine-Related Problems occur when something is off in the way your spinal joints muscles, discs, and nerves fit together and move. Herniated or slipped discs are often a common reason for spine-related back pain,

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Motions of Life

Posted on June 30, 2016

Remodeling a home is a messy process. Torn up floors, exposed beams, and ripped out walls all serve as a reminder that things wear down over time and must be replaced.

Much like remodeling living spaces, our bodies change to accommodate growth. This remodeling process is especially important when it comes to our bones.

As we age, from infancy to late adulthood, the type of preventative care and treatment that our bodies need will look very different.

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The Ten Commandments of Injury-Free Running.

Posted on May 9, 2016
The Ten Commandments of injury-free running.

Spring is finally here in Spokane – the long awaited time of year when the city begins to come alive and the running trails are fresh with the scent of lilacs and flowering trees. It’s no wonder that spring is when it’s easiest to overdo the distance and intensity of our first runs. Wanting to go further is all part of the reason that running can be so therapeutic and the reason that many of us start running in the first place,

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