Category: Hip

How Research Can Impact Your Care

Posted on February 8, 2014

Many patients wonder how treatment at a clinical research facility like OSC may differ from going to a standard orthopaedic specialist. The simple version is: Performing clinical research demands a highly regulated environment with numerous levels of protocols and standards to ensure the patient’s rights and safety. These regulations translate to a higher degree of attention paid to each patient and better overall care.

A subject participating in a clinical research project may be required to get very specific x-rays,

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Meet Spokane’s Leading Orthopaedic Researcher

Posted on December 8, 2013

Did you know Dr. David F. Scott, here at OSC, is the region’s foremost orthopaedic researcher? Dr. Scott has worked with top orthopaedic manufacturers to help engineer the implant parts of the future like the Stryker Triathlon Total Knee Replacement System. He is sought after by leading pharmaceutical companies for his clinical research expertise and is on the academic staff at both the University of Utah and the University of Washington.

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Dr. David Scott Presents to the AAHKS

Posted on December 1, 2013

Dr. Scott was recently selected to present to a huge audience at the annual November meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. This presentation marks a significant milestone in two on-going studies regarding the efficacy of total knee replacements.

Read the full abstract of his mid-term presentation here.  Or check out the his PowerPoint.

The most significant preliminary finding in this research has been a four-minute tourniquet time difference between the implant surgeries.

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Debra Peale – Total Hip Replacement

Posted on April 15, 2013

Debra Peale
Two Total Hip Replacements by David Scott MD
Benton City, WA

“Because of my orthopaedic care, I am 53 years old and just getting better!

I had both hips replaced in 2008 – 6 months apart.  I had changed jobs because my former job required me to go up and down very steep stairs all day long.  I couldn’t do it without a lot of pain. 

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What is Osteoarthritis of the Hip?

Posted on September 12, 2012

Arthritis, an inflammation of the joints, generally associated with pain, may take several different forms. Osteoarthritis is one of the more common forms of arthritis and is generally known as the “wear and tear” type-arthritis. Osteoarthritis has been diagnosed in approximately 10 million Americans. Since this is a “wear and tear” problem, nearly everyone older than 55 years of age has some form of osteoarthritis somewhere in their body.

Osteoarthritis generally begins after age 40 and develops over many years,

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