Dr. Scott was recently invited by Healio.com/Orthopedics 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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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,
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.
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.
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%.
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,
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.
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,
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,