2Jun, 2015

Returning Home The Next Day: Knee Replacement Techniques Can Make This Possible

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By Michael J. Gillman, M.D., M.S., M.B.A. Efficiency and cost-effective care are imperative as we move forward in practicing medicine. This is particularly true in total knee replacement surgery. A study by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons estimates a 673% growth rate for patients having knee replacement from 2006-2026. With limited resources, it is important to all stakeholders- patients, physicians, hospitals and insurers to maximize the use of our health care dollars whenever possible. Even more important, from a patient’s perspective, being able to recover at home rather then […]

30May, 2015

The 4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Choosing Orthopedic Surgery

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Most of the shoulder and knee surgery I do is elective.  Therefore it is not life saving or life extending type surgery.  When I see patients with an ACL tear or Rotator Cuff Tear they will frequently ask me, “should I have surgery?” For some people this question is easy to answer and for others it’s more difficult. It’s certainly much easier to answer if the problem is a  fractured femur or tibia. Because of the fact that most people can cope with some level of pain I find it challenging […]