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.
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.
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.
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,
We’re going to take a look at all the tools and treatments available at OSC’s on-site physical therapy facility. Next up: warm-up and stretching equipment and tools.
Warming up your body properly improves the benefits of physical therapy while also preventing further injury. Warming up gradually increases heart rate, which increases blood flow, oxygen, and body temperature, which increases muscle extensibility. Here are some of the warm-up equipment you may encounter during a physical therapy session at OSC.
We’re going to take a look at all the tools and treatments available at OSC’s on-site physical therapy facility. First up: modalities.
Physical therapy modalities are therapeutic tools involving applied physical agents like heat, cold, electricity, etc., that are used to relieve pain, improve circulation, decrease swelling, regain range of motion, and more. Here are some of the treatments you may encounter at OSC’s on-site therapy facility.
It may sound scary,
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.
Going through surgery is never easy. Sometimes, watching a loved one go through surgery and recovery can be even more difficult. Watching as they struggle to regain their mobility and well-being can be a helpless feeling, but there is so much that you can do for them during this time.
It is up to you to give encouragement and inspiration as they go through the process of recovery, and although there are endless ways to show how much you care,
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,
When it comes to the latest in carpal tunnel surgery, you’re in good hands with OSC.
Endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery has been around for over 20 years, but there are still few surgeons trained to do the procedure. In fact, there are only a very small number of trained surgeons in the Inland Northwest that are able to perform the surgery at all.
This is one of the many reasons OSC is excited to have Dr.
Scott Hutsell is playing the best golf of his entire life, and he says he owes it all to Dr. Scott. Acting as County Commissioner for Lincoln County and owning a Les Schwab Tire Center, Mr. Hutsell is busy. He’s not the kind of person to let a few aches and pains interfere with his work, so when he started having back pain 12 years ago, he was reluctant to seek help.
With summer in full swing, America’s favorite pastime is as well: baseball! If you’ve ever watched a game, you know how fast it can change. One hit, catch, or throw can bring a win or a loss, which is why it’s so exciting! But whether it’s your child’s little league game, your work softball team, or a game at a professional level, throwing sports like baseball take a toll on the body. Just as quickly as the game can change with the right play,
Cars may need fixing, houses may need repairs, and the occasional broken bone needs to mend. You’re used to fixing things and waiting for things to heal! That’s the nature of life – that things will certainly break and you must decide how to fix what you can. When it comes to your joints, it’s no different. There are many treatments available today that can put you back on the path to recovery without invasive surgeries,
Spring is off to a running start and with it comes many of our favorite outdoor activities. Among them, races of every kind: bike races, triathlons, 5ks, and even races in the mud! Being active is great for our health, but another part of taking care of our bodies is knowing how to rest after intense physical activity. Here’s a quick overview of how to properly rest after the big race from start to finish.