DR. ROBERT STEENSEN PIONEERS KNEECAP DISLOCATION PROCEDURE

by Mount Carmel Health

As published in the Spring/Summer 2010 edition of Good Health, a Mount Carmel publication.

For most of us, intellectual curiosity leads to the Internet or the library. For Dr. Robert Steensen, it led to a cadaver lab in Memphis, Tennessee.

While that may seem odd, consider the fact that Steensen is an orthopedic surgeon with The Cardinal Orthopedic Institute. And while most of us associate a cadaver lab with scary movies, Dr. Steensen saw it as the perfect place to study a theory he had about repairing dislocated kneecaps.

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PREVENTING ACL INJURIES IN THE FEMALE ATHLETE

by Joseph F. Wilcox, M.D.

Each year in the United States approximately one in 100 female high school athletes will suffer a serious, season-ending knee injury.

Even more distressing, depending on the sport, the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female athletes is two to ten times higher than in male athletes of the same age.

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SHOULDER AND HIP ARTHROSCOPY: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

by Kenneth J. Westerheide, M.D.

With the growing popularity of hip arthroscopy, the masses are becoming more educated about the structures of the hip. News reports of famous athletes undergoing hip arthroscopy have brought these conditions into mainstream media. However, many terms and structures are similar to that of the shoulder, so what is the difference?

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TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS

by Bryan T. Chambers, M.D.

Osteoarthritis (OA), of any joint, is an insidious and non-curable disease in which the cartilage, present on the end of each bone in the joint, wears away or deteriorates, as a result of injury, time, work conditions or excess weight. This causes pain, inflammation and swelling. There are several treatments in place to help manage the overall pain, ambulatory issues and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD). The purpose of this article is to inform readers about the general treatment options available for OA of the hip.

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MY ACHING BACK: FACT VS.MYTH

by Derek L. Snook, M.D.

Nearly everyone has had or knows someone whom has had back pain in his or her life. Back pain is the number two reason to see a doctor next to the common cold. This is obviously a tremendous quality of life issue and common reason for lost work and productivity world-wide. Thankfully, most back pain is benign and self-limiting, meaning it tends to run a definite, limited course.

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VIDEO: OVERVIEW OF HAND SURGERY SPECIALTY

by Raymond K. Wurapa, M.D.

Learn more about Dr. Wurapa's unique training and qualifications as a member of the Hand Society in this short video.

Video includes an overview of the specialty of Hand Surgery, what it takes to become a Hand Surgeon and introduction to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.


VIDEO: ANKLE FUSION SAVES PATIENT'S LEG

Dr. Jonathan Feibel saves a patient from possible amputation with ankle fusion procedure. Learn more in this clip from ABC 6/Fox 28's Strides in Medicine program.


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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