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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

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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 …

A New Treatment for Osteoarthritis?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …



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Latest POA News

  • How to Stay Holiday Healthy

    Wondering how to stay healthy this holiday season? Looking for tips on your diet or exercise routine to build healthy habits? The doctors at Proliance Orthopedic Associates can help you learn more about the best practices for your health. We provide a wide variety of orthopedic services for our patients, specializing in joint replacement, sports …

  • Healing Hip Pain: Q&A with Dr. Haloman

    Dr. Haloman serves a large role as POA’s in-house hip preservation specialist, within our knee and hip services, where he treats a variety of ailments through arthroscopic surgery of the hip, shoulder, and knee. After several months practicing at POA, we realized it was time for a check-up with our newest orthopedic surgeon. Catch up with Dr. Haloman …

  • Earl Thomas Leg Injury: A Doctor’s Evaluation

    As many in the Seattle area have heard, Earl Thomas, the superstar safety of the Seattle Seahawks, recently experienced a season-ending injury when he fractured his tibia during the team’s win over the Cardinals. Fall sports, like football, are a major reason why both professional and recreational athletes frequently experience injuries this time of year. …

Dr. Barrett's Blog

  • 2018 Meeting of AAHKS – Discussing Practice Decisions

    Dr. Barrett serves as chairman of the education committee for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), and remains highly involved with continuing medical education. He has been a member of AAHKS since its first year in 1991. As one of the most experienced hip replacement doctors in Seattle, Dr. Barrett performs over 500 joint …

  • Total Hip Replacement: Implants and Other Factors that Affect Outcomes

    As one of the most experienced hip replacement doctors in Seattle, Dr. Barrett performs over 500 joint replacement surgeries annually. For more information about hip and knee injuries, sports medicine, and more, contact Proliance Orthopedic Associates at 425.656.5060. Recently, I had the honor of presenting at a hip replacement conference in Rome, Italy on October 11-12 2018. At …

  • Recent News About Anterior Hip Replacement

    As one of the busiest hip replacement doctors in Seattle, Dr. Barrett performs over 500 joint replacement surgeries annually. For more information about hip and knee injuries, sports medicine, and more, contact Proliance Orthopedic Associates at 425.656.5060. I had the pleasure of presenting at the 7th annual Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement meeting sponsored by …