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?
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,
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.
Summer is almost here, and that means enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, running, or swimming, exercising outside has many benefits. Before you head to the great outdoors, here are some things to remember to help you safely enjoy exercising outside.
Even if it’s cloudy, make sure to wear sunscreen. A sunburn can occur in less than 15 minutes to unprotected skin. Wear at least a 30 SPF and make sure to reapply,
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,
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,
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.
We’ve all heard the statistics: most New Years’ Resolutions are bound to fail — to the tune of 80 to 90%. Many of those resolutions are health-related — exercise more, lose weight, eat healthier — and there are many reasons for failure. Maybe the resolution is too ambitious, or perhaps the resolution maker gets frustrated over their results. Whatever the reason, every year, people are motivated by the New Year to make a change. Here are some ways to make positive,
According to the National Safety Council, falls account for nearly one-third of all non-fatal accidents in the U.S.. Falls usually lead to scraped knees, and maybe a bruised ego, but for some, it can be more serious. Here are some tips and reminders on how to stay safe as winter arrives.
Wear Proper Clothing
Your favorite pair of shoes may look stylish, but they may not have the best traction.
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,
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.
An important aspect of recovery after joint replacement is regaining strength in the surrounding muscles. Muscle strength is often lost after injury, and must be rebuilt gradually after surgery. Here are some of the tools we use at OSC to achieve this.
Free weights—like dumbbells, barbells, and kettlebells—are great for rebuilding strength, and especially strengthening joint stabilizer muscles, because of the need for more balance and coordination when using them.