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The Link Between Menopause and Joint Pain

The list of menopausal side effects is extensive – from mood swings, to hot flashes, fatigue and more; and while achy, swollen joints are a common side effect of aging, recent studies have found that they can also be a side effect of menopause. The primary female hormone, estrogen, protects joints and reduces inflammation, but …

Studies Support “Weekend Warrior” Lifestyle

By Proliance Orthopedic Associates on

We get it: our schedules are hectic and between working, seeing friends, attending soccer games, running errands, and sneaking in some you-time, getting in the recommended 150 minutes of exercise a week can seem unfeasible. Out of these unforgiving schedules has emerged the “weekend warrior” trend where American adults condense their workouts into one or …

Parking Alert: Valley Medical Center Construction

By Proliance Orthopedic Associates on

Attention patients and visitors: Valley Medical Center’s Renton campus will be undergoing construction through 2018 while they expand the North Parking Garage and build a new medical office building. This will impact parking for patients and visitors. If you have an appointment at VMC’s Renton campus, we recommend you consult our online parking map before …

A New Treatment for Osteoarthritis?

By Proliance Orthopedic Associates on

With approximately 27 million Americans impacted by osteoarthritis, research is constantly delving into how to cure the disease, or, at the very least, lessen associated pain. Now, researchers from Duke University may have found a way to “work out” and repair cartilage through biological signaling. Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition where cartilage, a tissue that allows …

New Research Shows Running May Benefit Your Joints

By Proliance Orthopedic Associates on

Ask most people and they’d likely agree that running can hurt your knees as you get older. The commonly held belief is based in the assumption that running can lead to the cartilage in your knee joints deteriorating, triggering arthritis and possibly necessitating joint replacement surgery. However, researchers at Brigham Young University joined the increasing …

Skiing Safety Tips to Maximize Your Time on the Slopes

By Proliance Orthopedic Associates on

For skiers and snowboarders, there’s little like the Pacific Northwest in the winter. However, with the proximity of the mountains, it can be just as easy to hit the slopes as to forget the importance of proper safety practices. In 2014, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission reported more than 114,000 snow skiing-related injuries and …

With High Intensity Workouts, a Rise in Joint Problems

By Proliance Orthopedic Associates on

In recent years, physical therapists and orthopedic surgeons have noticed a new demographic in their offices, and it’s not the one they were expecting. With the rise in high intensity workouts, including CrossFit, heavy weightlifting, and metabolic conditioning classes, more young adults under 35 have been suffering from overwhelming hip pain. New research in the Journal of Orthopaedic …

POA Sponsors Christmas Fun Run

By Proliance Orthopedic Associates on

On December 10, Proliance Orthopedic Associates physicians and staff got into the holiday spirit at the Christmas Rush Fun Run in Kent. As sponsors of the 34th annual event, we set up a booth to pass out coffee, chapstick, and hand sanitizer to over 2,000 runners, walkers, and community members. Along with making sure everyone …

How Joint Health Impacts Quality of Life

By Proliance Orthopedic Associates on

Joint health might be an afterthought for some people, but even small declines in joint health and mobility can have significant long-term impacts on overall well being.  In a recent article in The San Francisco Examiner, Dr. Kevin R. Stone examines the correlation between loss of joint movement and quality of life. Stone explains that …

PRP Treatment For Osteoarthritis

By Ty C. Jones, MD on

Dr. Ty Jones is a sports medicine doctor at Proliance Orthopedic Associates. He has brought PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatments to our Renton, Covington, and Maple Valley offices. Evidence has been amassing that PRP is a safe, minimally invasive and cost-effective way to reduce pain and improve function in active individuals with knee osteoarthritis. The treatment is a natural alternative, using the healing …

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Latest POA News

  • The Link Between Menopause and Joint Pain

    The list of menopausal side effects is extensive – from mood swings, to hot flashes, fatigue and more; and while achy, swollen joints are a common side effect of aging, recent studies have found that they can also be a side effect of menopause. The primary female hormone, estrogen, protects joints and reduces inflammation, but …

  • Studies Support “Weekend Warrior” Lifestyle

    We get it: our schedules are hectic and between working, seeing friends, attending soccer games, running errands, and sneaking in some you-time, getting in the recommended 150 minutes of exercise a week can seem unfeasible. Out of these unforgiving schedules has emerged the “weekend warrior” trend where American adults condense their workouts into one or …

  • Parking Alert: Valley Medical Center Construction

    Attention patients and visitors: Valley Medical Center’s Renton campus will be undergoing construction through 2018 while they expand the North Parking Garage and build a new medical office building. This will impact parking for patients and visitors. If you have an appointment at VMC’s Renton campus, we recommend you consult our online parking map before …

Dr. Barrett's Blog

  • Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement Follow-Up Studies

    In the January 18, 2017 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Dr. Michael Meneghini and coauthors reported on revision rates following different surgical approaches to hip replacement. They found that patients who had undergone a direct anterior approach, particularly early in the learning curve for a particular surgeon, had a higher risk …

  • Why a Plant-Based Diet is Key for Joint Replacement (and Your Overall Health)

    The incidence of hip and knee replacements is increasing and will continue to do so for the next two decades. With the transformation of healthcare reimbursement to a value-based, episode-of-care model, there will be closer scrutiny of all factors that affect outcomes of joint replacement surgery. Such factors include those on the orthopedic surgeon‘s side, …

  • VMC Hosts Local & International Surgeons

    We have had ten groups of visiting surgeons come to Valley Medical Center to observe hip and knee replacement surgery. We have welcomed several local Seattle orthopedic surgeons, others from around the greater Washington area, two groups from Italy, one from New Zealand, and two from China. These surgeons come to learn a variety of …