For the most part, knee replacement surgery or total knee arthroplasty is a very common operative procedure. In fact, in the last 20 years, knee replacement surgery has increased in volume by about 160%. And it’s projected that the number of total knee revisions is projected to increase by 600% in the next 15 years. A knee replacement revision occurs… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Knee Replacement Surgery
The current healthcare environment in America has been driven by the concepts of quality, cost containment and value. Based on this, the federal government is starting a program that will incentivize physicians to maximize and reduce the patient’s risk factors prior to hip and knee replacement surgery. In fact, a physician’s reimbursement for the procedure will be directly… Read more »
With changes in healthcare, one new policy will be in effect in upcoming years that affects doctors and patients alike. A new policy will rate physicians based on their patient’s post surgery complications. This means that doctors will be treating patients’ current issues, and other contributing factors to receive a positive outcome. We know from… Read more »
There have been recent studies assessing the incidence of knee pain after total knee replacement involving the operative knee. There was an article published in the Journal of Orthopedics, January/February, 2016 issue, offered by Dr. Thomas Sculco out of the hospital for special surgery at Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York. This research found that… Read more »
Cold Therapy Machine Overview and Instructions: Dr. Grossfeld has added a new video to her YouTube page. This video discusses the Polar Care Pump designed to reduce swelling and pain after surgery. In this video, Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld shows you everything you need to know to use the Polar Care Pump. This motorized ice machine… Read more »
Chronic knee pain can be debilitating and extremely frustrating, especially when it comes to physical activity. Knee pain is the result of one or many different causes. Age, injury, arthritis and excess weight can damage the cartilage inside the knee joint. Cartilage works like a cushion for your knee and over time it gets broken… Read more »
Researchers including Caitlin Rugg MS, Dean Wang MD, and colleagues (2014) at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA looked at how knee surgery impacts the sports career for intercollegiate athletes. Athletes who participated in college sports between 2003 and 2008 with a history of knee surgery were identified for analysis. Data on approximately 456… Read more »
There are several different ways for an orthopedic surgeon to perform knee replacement surgery. There is the conventional surgical procedure where the surgeon uses a series of external and internal alignment jigs that help to guide in bone section and ligamentous balance during the knee replacement. This is the gold standard and has been used for… Read more »
Total joint replacement is one option for people who are struggling with activities of daily living due to advanced arthritis. This is something more common among seniors and typically considered when a person experiences severe joint pain due to damaged cartilage.
Are you suffering from Osteoarthritis of the knee? Want to learn more about how to avoid Knee Replacement Surgery? Find out more about Osteoarthritis of the knee and treatment options that do not require surgery. Read more from Dr. Stacie Grossfeld about knee osteoarthritis.