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.
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.
The most significant preliminary finding in this research has been a four-minute tourniquet time difference between the implant surgeries.
Have you been experiencing dull, aching pain in your shoulder? Is it increasingly more difficult to move and function well? You may be suffering from the first stages of Frozen Shoulder Syndrome. Formally termed Adhesive Capsulitis, patients with frozen shoulder exhibit progressively worsening pain and stiffness in the joint, causing immobility.
While the cause of frozen shoulder is not completely understood, diabetics are ten times more likely to get frozen shoulder than the general population.
You’ve heard the phrase about your Achilles’ heel and how it can be your weak link in an otherwise healthy, strong, body. While there is accuracy to the expression, the Achilles tendon is actually the thickest and strongest tendon in the body and it is hard at work for you each day.
When the calf muscles contract, the Achilles tendon pushes the foot downward, enabling such activities as standing on the toes, walking,
On her 30th Bloomsday, there’s not much that surprises Debra Peale anymore. She knows every mile. She knows exactly what she’ll have for breakfast and where to look for the nuns, the vulture suit and her husband after the race. But the thing that never gets old, she says, is watching the other racers.
“Everybody can go, from the elite-of-the-world runners all the way to normal people to the handicapped. … Any age,
“I enjoy being active, everything from half marathons to snowboarding. But after I felt a pop in my knee snowboarding, I really couldn’t do any of that for more than a year. I had a deep pain inside my knee, but we couldn’t find anything using MRI or x-rays. Finally, Dr. Amaryllis Scott was able to identify the injury and fix it through surgery.
“It all started when I fell off of a ladder while working on my roof. I knew I had hurt my arm, but I could move everything so I thought it was ok. The original diagnosis from the doctor in my hometown was that it was not broken, but the pain continued so my doctor sent me to OSC. By the time I got there,
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.
Deer Park, WA
“I used orthotics for 15 years to try to mask the pain from a pronated ankle. Surgery wasn’t even an option – I couldn’t imagine being laid up for months and months. But then I heard a ‘pop’ when I planted my foot during a league bowling game, and I knew something bad had happened. Not knowing what to expect, I told them that the only thing I wanted to do was walk with my grandkids.
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,