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POA’s Athlete Comeback of the Month: Mercy

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Mercy Nelson is a 17-year-old athlete who was sidelined for over a year with a knee injury and battled her way back to become a first team all-league basketball athlete and a second team all-league volleyball player for Rainier Christian High School. Her incredible story makes her the star of this month’s athlete comeback blog! …

Finding Success as Women in Orthopedics

If it seems like men dominate the orthopedic surgery field, you aren’t imagining things. In fact, approximately only 4% of orthopedists are women and the ongoing gender disparity in orthopedic surgery is rooted in reasons that range from misunderstandings to completely false data. One stereotype that deters women from going into orthopedic surgery is the …

POA’s Athlete Comeback of the Month: Riley

Riley is now completely healed and experiencing very few problems with her knee, and like a true comeback story, she experienced the best season in her athletic career after her injury. If you’re in pain and want to get back to your active lifestyle, contact us at 425.656.5060 to schedule an appointment with our orthopedic doctors.

Free Hip and Knee Replacement Seminar, May 11

Questions about hip or knee pain and what your options are? We’re excited to invite you to Dr. William Barrett’s free hip and knee replacement seminar on May 11th at 6 PM in the Medical Arts Center. Learn more about the benefits of joint replacement surgery and how it can help return you to an active, pain-free life. Dr. William Barrett is …

Join Us in the Walk to Cure Arthritis, May 20

Did you know that arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 50 million people? Our friends at The Arthritis Foundation are committed to finding a cure for the millions of people who suffer from arthritis pain, including 300,000 children and their families. We are absolutely thrilled to be …

The Seattle Thunderbirds are on Fire!

The ShoWare Center was exploding with excitement this past week as the Seattle Thunderbirds swept the Everett Silvertips 4-0 and are now boasting an impressive 8-0 in the 2017 WHL Western Conference Playoffs! We couldn’t be more proud to be supporting the Thunderbirds as their official team doctors. Helping these players stay healthy and in …

POA’s Athlete Comeback of the Month: Matt

Matt Blackmon has had a passion for sports since the beginning. From the young age of five, Matt has been playing competitive hockey, baseball, and basketball plus enjoying highly-active hobbies such as skiing, snowboarding and Tae Kwon Do (he’s a black belt!). It’s clear that athletics have always played a significant role in Matt’s life. …

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

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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 …

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Latest POA News

  • POA’s Athlete Comeback of the Month: Mercy

    Mercy Nelson is a 17-year-old athlete who was sidelined for over a year with a knee injury and battled her way back to become a first team all-league basketball athlete and a second team all-league volleyball player for Rainier Christian High School. Her incredible story makes her the star of this month’s athlete comeback blog! …

  • Finding Success as Women in Orthopedics

    If it seems like men dominate the orthopedic surgery field, you aren’t imagining things. In fact, approximately only 4% of orthopedists are women and the ongoing gender disparity in orthopedic surgery is rooted in reasons that range from misunderstandings to completely false data. One stereotype that deters women from going into orthopedic surgery is the …

  • POA’s Athlete Comeback of the Month: Riley

    Riley is now completely healed and experiencing very few problems with her knee, and like a true comeback story, she experienced the best season in her athletic career after her injury. If you’re in pain and want to get back to your active lifestyle, contact us at 425.656.5060 to schedule an appointment with our orthopedic doctors.

Dr. Barrett's Blog

  • Complications Related to Obesity in Total Knee Replacements

    In an article published in the May 2017 edition of Journal of Arthroplasty, authors Fehring, et al, describe their experience with total knee tibial component loosening in obese individuals. What they found is that patients with a BMI greater than 35 placed increased strain on the bone in the proximal or top part of the …

  • Free Hip and Knee Replacement Seminar, May 11

    Questions about hip or knee pain and what your options are? We’re excited to invite you to Dr. William Barrett’s free hip and knee replacement seminar on May 11th at 6 PM in the Medical Arts Center. Learn more about the benefits of joint replacement surgery and how it can help return you to an active, pain-free life. Dr. William Barrett is …

  • Smoking and the Risk of Infection After Total Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

    In a study by Tischler, et al, from the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, patients who were active smokers were found to have a significantly increased risk for infectious complications following hip and knee replacement surgery. In this study, published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery on February 15, 2017, the researchers looked at …