Choosing the best surgeon can reduce your chances of death, complications, or other bad outcomes. This website, based on analyses of more than five million surgeries done in hospital by more than 50,000 surgeons, shows you which surgeons’ patients Checkbook found had the lowest (or highest) rates of deaths, prolonged
Seventy-something, extremely active but in need of a new knee, John Brink, from British Columbia, didn’t want to wait the 12-18 month timeframe in Canada. He came to Arizona to see Dr. Steven Kassman and his results speak for themselves. In this video, he is
Dr. Kirschenbaum is an Orthopedic Surgeon who recently had a total knee replacement. He has a journal/blog that follows his complete story with videos. Very interesting reading for a perspective knee replacement patient.
…a new study to be presented Thursday, March 16, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that even patients who live alone can recover effectively and safely at home…
…(The Study) involved 769 patients undergoing primary THR … Read the Rest
…Results of a prospective randomized study of polyethylene used in total knee arthroplasty revealed no differences in survivorship at the 5-year follow-up based on the type of polyethylene used…
…Abdel and colleagues studied 515 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with the all-cemented, posterior-stabilized, fixed-bearing Stryker … Read the Rest
From injection therapy to a new, less-invasive partial knee-replacement surgery, orthopedic surgeon Eric Lee, M.D., explains the many different treatments for knee problems. Lee is joined by Larry Santora, M.D., medical director of the Orange County Heart Institute and host of “Health Matters with
Osteoarthritis affects every one in sixteen Americans, the majority of which are women. Adults of all ages can suffer – with symptoms ranging from acute pain to swelling and stiffness. Partial knee replacement surgery is one option many with Osteoarthritis consider. Advances in robotic-assisted
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (aka runner’s knee) explained and discussed in great detail, including every imaginable self-treatment option and all the available scientific evidence
Nonprofit Consumer Group Releases First‐Ever and Only Nationwide Ratings of Surgeons for Patient Outcomes, Based on Government Data Previously Kept from the Public
New Website Shows that Similar Patients Have Three Times the Risk of Death or other Bad Outcomes with Some Surgeons Compared to Other Surgeons.
Gary Arner used to squat more than 800 pounds and dead lift more than 700. But by mid-summer, his knees were so shot that the former competitive powerlifter couldn’t get around without the aid of a walker.
“It’s terrible. It’s depressing,” the 55-year-old Allentown resident said … Read the Rest
…After a year of wrangling between the federal government and hospital leaders nationwide, a new rule took effect April 1 that retools Medicare payments for hip and knee replacements…
…Collier County is one of 67 regions nationwide where the new rule applies…
…Patients with medical conditions … Read the Rest