CALL NOW FOR AN APPOINTMENT 425.656.5060

Online Appointment Requests

For convenient scheduling, request an appointment online.

Knee Replacement Studies

Fixed vs. Mobile Bearing Total Knee Replacement

Both types of knee replacement implants function very well with similar results in older individuals. It is thought that mobile bearing knee replacements may decrease wear of the polyethylene insert in younger more active individuals. We are prospectively following our knee replacement patients to evaluate the long term success of these implants.

Computer-Assisted Joint Replacement Past and Present

Knee replacement surgery continues to evolve with improved pain management, standardized treatment protocols and less invasive techniques. All of these factors and others combine to accelerate recovery and return to activities.

Computer-assisted joint replacement was popularized in the early 21st Century. Dr. Barrett and co-authors have reported on their results with computer-assisted knee replacement. Experience with these techniques improved surgical outcomes and led to work on customized cutting guides, made specifically for an individual patient.

As of 2010 we are engaged in clinical studies evaluating the accuracy of these custom cutting guides that evolved from our experience with computer-assisted knee replacement.

To learn more about VOA Research Foundation’s knee replacement studies call 425-656-5060, ext. 3063.

Unicompartmental (Partial) Knee Replacement

We are prospectively following our patients with unicompartmental knee replacement to determine how these implants compare to total knee replacements.

LOCATIONS

RENTON

4011 Talbot Rd S #300
Renton, WA 98055

Phone: 425.656.5060
Fax: 425.656.5047

COVINGTON

27005 168th Pl SE #201
Covington, WA 98042

Phone: 253.630.3660
Fax: 253.631.1591

Maple Valley

24060 SE Kent Kangley Rd,
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Phone: 425.358.7708
Fax: 425.656.5047

Latest POA News

  • 3 Tips to Get and Stay Motivated

    Fitness is fundamental to orthopedic health and overall wellbeing. While understanding the importance of an active lifestyle is a critical first step, finding the motivation to get moving is an entirely different challenge. How can you motivate yourself, and when you do, how can you sustain that motivation? Eliminate Excuses Between a busy work and …

  • To Walk or to Run?

    There’s no debate that walking and running are both excellent forms of exercise with plenty of benefits, from enhancing heart health to promoting stronger bones. So, when it comes to cardio, which should you choose – to walk or to run? Arguments can be made for both, so it’s worth considering your goals and the …

  • Eat These Foods to Speed Up Recovery After Surgery

    Recovery speed and effectiveness after orthopedic surgery are largely determined by what we eat. Not only does our body need more calories to recover, but surgery also causes a stress reaction in the body that elevates the metabolism and increases our need for calories. If we don’t fuel our recovery with the proper foods, complications …

Dr. Barrett's Blog

  • Total Joint Replacement, Obesity, and the Role of Bariatric Surgery

    The annual spring meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons was held in Miami, Florida, from May 3rd-5th of 2018. This symposium on “Managing the Bariatric Patient” reviewed the diagnosis, etiology and management of obesity. Nationally-recognized bariatric surgeons spoke to the orthopedic surgeons in attendance about medical ramifications of obesity, risks obesity …

  • Managing Joint Replacement Post-Op Opioid Use

    An article published in JBJS Feb. 2018 by Sabatino et al documented excess opioid prescribing for patients undergoing THA/TKA procedures. They noted that post-op pain management for several major orthopedic procedures accounts for a substantial portion of opioid medications prescribed in the US. The authors evaluated the prescribing habits and patient utilization following elective orthopedic procedures at …

  • The Importance of Physician Assistants

    There are over 1 million hip and knee replacements performed in the U.S. per year and this number is expected to increase significantly over the next decade. There is a finite number of orthopedic surgeons trained to perform this kind of surgery, and that number is not increasing at a rate to keep up with …