If you're experiencing pain or swelling on the outside of your knee, the problem may not be with the joint itself, but rather the iliotibial, or IT band, tendon. IT band syndrome is a common overuse injury seen in athletes and people with an active lifestyle. Sports medicine specialist Chris Gee, MD, explains the IT band, how to prevent injuring the tendon, and how to treat the knee pain it causes.
As technologies and practices advance, more people than ever before are receiving joint replacements. These implants are also being done much earlier in life. How do you take care of a joint replacement so it lasts as long as possible? Orthopedic surgeon Michael J. Archibeck, MD walks through the steps of a successful joint replacement procedure so patients can keep the implant working and live a fully functional life.
On this episode of Seven Questions for a Specialist, The Scope speaks with Dr. Chris Peters, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement at University of Utah Health. Get a taste of his humorous approach to orthopedics and find out exactly why marathon runners make him cringe.
Are you needing a knee or hip replacement? What sort of doctor should you look for? Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Chris Pelt says patients should Lind a surgeon with whom they are comfortable and can communicate well. Learn some other important factors to consider when choosing the surgeon who will operate on you.
Advancements over the past 20 years have led orthopedic specialists to pursue knee and hip replacement procedures sooner rather than later. Dr. Tom Miller talks with Dr. Chris Peters, professor of orthopedics, about how new prostheses, surgery techniques and rehabilitation have led to adopting this new approach to knee and hip replacement, and why it’s better for your overall recovery.
With the latest techniques and implants, younger people than ever before are replacing their joints with very few restrictions. Dr. Chris Pelt, a University of Utah orthopedic surgeon, talks about what patients can expect after a major joint replacement.
A hip or knee replacement can last 15 years on average, 30 years with newer technology. But sometimes a replacement might not hold that long when implants become loose or develop inflections. This is when you’ll need a revision. Dr. Tom Miller talks to orthopedic specialist Dr. Chris Pelt about when a replacement needs to be revised, what happens during the complex revision surgery and recovery after the operation.