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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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.