VIDEO: PATIENT BENEFITS FROM UNIQUE APPROACH TO DOUBLE KNEE SURGERY

Patient, Melody Millar, is now able to play with her grandchildren after years of serious knee pain. She underwent a unique procedure performed by Dr. Steven Gaines and Dr. Robert Steensen, called simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty. Learn more in this clip from ABC 6/Fox 28's Strides in Medicine program.


VIDEO: WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSIDER JOINT REPLACEMENT?

Dr. Bryan Chambers discusses joint replacement, specifically when and why someone would consider knee or hip replacement surgery and what can be done to postpone surgery, maintain activity and reduce pain. Learn more in this clip from NBC 4 news.


SURGICAL SUITE: TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT AT COSI

by Gail Wheatley, director, Surgical Suite: Total Knee Replacement at COSI

What is Surgical Suite: Total Knee Replacement?

For the past eight years, I have had the extreme privilege of directing a fascinating program called Surgical Suite: Total Knee Replacement. This is a live videoconference program in which COSI, the Center of Science and Industry, connects to cameras in Operating Room 2 at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. A live audience of students and adults at COSI can see and hear the program, as can up to five student audiences that connect from schools across the country. Participants experience first-hand what goes on in the operating room during a knee replacement surgery and can ask questions of the surgeon and operating staff as the surgery progresses. Since its launch in January 2003, more than 59,000 people in 26 states have experienced this unique program.

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VIDEO: NEW PROCEDURE TO REPAIR DISLOCATED KNEE CAP KEEPS PLAYER ON THE FIELD

Dr. Robert Steensen discusses a new procedure to repair dislocated knee caps that helped this student return to the football field and go on to win a state championship. Learn more in this clip from CBS 10TV.


VIDEO: SAVE YOUR BACK: PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

Nearly 80 percent of all Americans will experience back problems at some point in their lives. Dr. Bryan Chambers with The Cardinal Orthopaedic Institute discusses the most common back conditions, treatment options and most importantly, tips for prevention. Learn more in this clip from NBC 4 news.

For even more information on back pain, join us on the first Wednesday of each month at our FREE community Back School, where our team of therapists and physicians will discuss the basics of back care, including: standing posture, proper foot wear, work station ergonomics and lifting mechanics.


VIDEO: NEW TREATMENT OFFERS RELIEF FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN

Dr. V. Brandon Thompson offers relatively new treatment option, called Spinal Cord Stimulation, to treat chronic back pain and provide patients with long overdue relief.


VIDEO: SNOW SHOVELING - TIPS TO SAVE YOUR BACK

Dr. Jonathan Feibel shares proper snow shoveling technique with ABC 6/FOX 28 during a terrible central Ohio snow storm.


VIDEO: FOOT AND ANKLE PAIN - WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREVENT IT?

Dr. Bryan Chambers addresses common foot and ankle conditions on NBC 4, including prevention and treatment options.


NEW CONCEPTS IN DISLOCATION OF THE PATELLA

by Robert N. Steensen, M.D.

The patella (or kneecap) normally moves up and down in a groove on the front of the femur (thigh bone) as we bend and straighten our knee. The patella will sometimes come out of its groove during an injury. This is known as a dislocation of the patella or a patellar dislocation. It occurs most commonly in teenagers when the knee twists a specific way. Patients who sustain this injury may recover and do well or may have dislocations continue to occur from time to time. On some occasions, as the patella dislocates it scrapes cartilage off the side of the groove creating a loose piece that needs to be removed.

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BENEFITS OF ENDOSCOPIC CARPAL TUNNEL SURGERY

by Raymond K. Wurapa, M.D.

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery uses a thin, specialized device with a camera attached (endoscope), guided through a small incision at the wrist (single-portal technique). The device contains both the camera and the cutting tool. The endoscope lets the surgeon directly and clearly see the internal structures of the wrist, such as the transverse carpal ligament, without opening the entire area with the standard, larger incision.

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