Category: Knee

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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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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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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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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Bouncing Back From A Torn ACL

Posted on March 29, 2016
Bouncing Back From a Torn ACL

Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, you can’t deny that there is something special about the way college basketball can make us a little crazy each year (in a good way). Nothing beats the excitement of watching the final seconds of a close game on television or live on the court.

And if you’ve ever played basketball, then it comes as no surprise to you that the game is full of potential injuries.

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With Help From OSC, A Craftsman Rebuilds His Life After Surgery.

Posted on December 21, 2015
With Help From OSC, A Craftsman Rebuilds His Life After Surgery.

It’s hard for Len Zeoli to sit still. At 67, and now retired, he keeps busy, working six days a week. Speaking on the phone, he sounds like a person that is making his morning phone calls so he can clear out an entire day to devote to the work he loves.

Len is a craftsman and an artist. He spends long hours making everything from furniture to custom art pieces in the shop attached to his home in Uniontown,

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OSC Patient Profile: A Retired Construction Worker Finds A Blueprint for Recovery

Posted on November 23, 2015

John Robinson came to OSC like many patients do: an unexpected injury put him out of commission and he was in need of an orthopedic surgeon and a clinic to help him get back on his feet. Retired from the construction business but still very active, John was helping his brother with a project this past winter in Arizona when something went wrong.

“We were both picking up something to move it somewhere else when my knee got twisted in the wrong way,” he says almost cheerfully,

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Skeletons in the Closet: 5 Orthopedics Issues You Can’t Ignore Any Longer

Posted on October 26, 2015
Skeletons in the closet: 5 Orthopedic issues you can't ignore any longer

It goes ‘crack’ and ‘pop’ in the night. Spooky noises that sound like bone-on-bone as you walk. These are the most frightening sounds of the season: not ghosts or ghouls, but those orthopedic injuries you haven’t dealt with yet. Here are some bone-chilling facts about some of the most common orthopedic injuries and how they can come back to haunt you if you don’t finally put them to rest. Quit hiding that skeleton in the closet and get a proper diagnosis!

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Joint Noises, From Knuckles to Knees

Posted on May 5, 2015
Joint noises

Your joints can make a lot of noises: popping, cracking, and snapping. It could be the casual knuckle crack that you do while thinking or the pop in your knees or ankles when you stand up suddenly. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think much about the chorus of noises that your joints make while moving through your day. But what are these noises? As surprising as it sounds,

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Training for Bloomsday

Posted on March 25, 2015
training for bloomsday

 

Among road races it’s legendary, attracting about 50,000 people from all over the world to participate in the world’s largest 10k. Bloomsday is Spokane’s crowning jewel of sporting events and it’s hard to imagine springtime in Spokane without it. With registration open, now is the perfect time to start your training programs and get ready for Race Day on May 3rd. Before you get started though, here are a few of the most common running injuries and how how to avoid them during your training this year.

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Don’t let your joints go downhill this ski season

Posted on November 4, 2014
Don't let your joints go downhill this ski season.

It’s that time of year. The weather is getting colder and the mountains are calling. Ski season is just around the corner and you can’t wait to get in that first run of the year. Skiing is something we look forward to and love doing, but in all the excitement, it’s easy to forget about preparing your knees and hips for the twists and turns of the slopes. Each year, there are plenty of people who start their first trip without the right physical preparation and end up injured early in the season.

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Yes, sitting is the new smoking. Here’s what you can do.

Posted on September 18, 2014

Recent studies have shown that prolonged instances of sitting raises the risk of many diseases and ailments. Sitting has been compared to smoking due to emerging research indicating “that sitting increases your risk of death and disease, even if you are getting plenty of physical activity. It’s a bit like smoking. Smoking is bad for you even if you get lots of exercise. So is sitting too much.” says Travis Saunders,

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Gait Analysis

Posted on September 2, 2014

Does it hurt when you walk or run? Do you get repetitive injuries when you exercise? That might be your body telling you that your mechanics are wrong. The human body is an amazingly complex instrument and sometimes the way we use it needs some fine-tuning. If you experience pain when walking or running or are looking to get into walking or running again, it might be time for you to consider a gait analysis.

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Meet the Eccentron

Posted on August 5, 2014

Did you know OSC has the only Eccentron in the Pacific Northwest? It’s true. The Eccentron is a remarkable piece of rehabilitation equipment that utilizes eccentric resistance strength training along with advanced measures and tracking. Most commonly used for total knee replacement, ACL, and hip rehabilitation, the Eccentron can help make a noticeable difference in a patient’s recovery.

Being the only orthopedic clinic in Spokane to offer in-house physical therapy,

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