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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

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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.

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 …