Category: Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Joint Manipulation – Part I

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Knee replacement surgery is equivalent to having a construction project completed on your leg. Planning, measuring, sawing, drilling, and hammering take place to remove a diseased knee joint and implant a shiny new prosthesis.  Some patients glide through the inevitable pain, swelling, bruising and stiffness after a knee replacement, taking it… Read more »

Why Does My Knee Feel Like it is Giving Out and Getting Weak?

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Boyd W. Haynes III, MD A very common complaint I hear in the office, especially from my older patients, is “my knee is feeling weaker and weaker and sometimes it just gives out when I’m walking.  Why is that happening to me?” When arthritis of the knee progresses, the cartilage in the joint space erodes. … Read more »

Why is a Tourniquet Used in Knee Joint Replacement Surgeries?

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Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Everyone knows that a tourniquet reduces or completely restricts blood flow.  We all learned that watching TV westerns, like Gunsmoke. Expendable guest stars regularly got bitten by the token diamondback rattler while crossing through Death Valley. They quickly tied on a tourniquet to slow the venom’s progress through the bloodstream… Read more »

Nerve Pain After Knee Replacement Surgery 

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD  Although knee replacement surgery has become commonplace, it has a reputation for being challenging for both the surgeon and the patient. As a surgeon, I must be both a construction expert, an engineer, mathematician, and an expert surgeon all rolled into one, as I remove my patient’s diseased knee and… Read more »

Three Ways to Avoid Musculoskeletal Problems for Life

Dr. Bob Snyder

Robert J. Snyder, MD As a busy Orthopaedic physician who has practiced for many years, I have treated numerous patients in my career, of all ages, genders, from all socioeconomic backgrounds and with different careers. I think it gives me a unique perspective on the issue of how to avoid some of the most common… Read more »

Will Insurance Deny my Hip Replacement Surgery if I’m a Smoker? (A Web Chat Question)

Moderated by Boyd W. Haynes III, MD That’s a fantastic question.  Currently, insurance companies do not take smoking status into consideration when choosing to approve or deny joint replacement surgeries.  However, we have a lot of scientific research that proves that smoking is quite detrimental to bone growth, blood circulation, bone and soft tissue healing… Read more »

The Subvastus Approach to Knee Replacement

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Orthopaedic surgeries evolve with the advancement of technology, surgical instrumentation, surgical technique, and pain management. The knee replacement is no different and has been through many iterations of approaches, implant types, differing implant material composition, etc., all with the goal of delivering the best patient outcome and the most highly… Read more »