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Diabetes & Postoperative Risks

By William P. Barrett, MD on

Dr. Suleiman and colleagues from Chicago, Illinois presented the results of their study at the 25th anniversary of the American Association of Joint Replacement Surgeons in Dallas, Texas November 2015. They used a large database from 2005 to 2012 to evaluate the interactive effects of obesity and diabetes on outcomes after joint replacement surgery. They …

Total Knee Replacement Complications

By William P. Barrett, MD on

A paper presented at the 25th annual meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons in November 2015 reviewed the complications following bilateral simultaneous total knee replacement versus bilateral staged, i.e., separate dates, total knee replacement. Dr. Sheth and colleagues reviewed over 11,000 patients from an integrated health system joint registry program. They …

Arthritis & Hip Replacement Outcomes

By William P. Barrett, MD on

A poster from the University of Iowa, presented at the 25th anniversary meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons in Dallas, Texas November 5th through 8th, reviewed the outcome of 146 hip replacements in patients less than 55 years of age. They noted an inverse relationship between the pre-op x-ray and amount …

2015 AAHKS Meeting Highlights

By William P. Barrett, MD on

Below are highlights from the 2015 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Meeting held November 5-8, focusing on perioperative considerations. OBESITY: The Stanford Group presented a study showing increased rate of loosening and failure in obese individuals. The onset of failure was sooner seen in obese individuals, particularly in patients who had a …

The Value of Innovation in Joint Replacement

By William P. Barrett, MD on

Hip replacement surgery has been called the operation of the century by “The Lancet” medical journal. Certainly, most would agree that hip and knee replacement have dramatically changed the lives of millions of people over the last several decades. Striking a balance between innovation and patient safety is always the challenge of any industry. Innovation …

Barrett Named Top Doc 2015

Dr. William P. Barrett of Proliance Orthopedic Associates has once again been recognized as one of Seattle Magazine’s Top Doctors in 2015. According to Seattle Magazine, “Every year, more than 1,000 doctors have taken time out of their busy schedules to nominate the peers they trust and admire. The 15th annual Top Doctors list is …

Tom’s Story: Slo-Mo to Bionic

“I really slowed down four years ago,” says 73-year-old Tom Fleming. “I couldn’t get down on my knees anymore. I had trouble with stairs. Then all of a sudden, I couldn’t walk with my wife. I guess the wear and tear just caught up with me.” Active and interested in everything, Tom went to see …

Post-Operative Complications From Obesity

By William P. Barrett, MD on

Dr. Browne and Associates presented an award-winning paper at the Knee Society Meeting in New Orleans, March 15, 2014. The paper looked at the effect of morbid obesity on complications after knee replacement. They used a nationwide in-patient sample database to identify patients undergoing primary knee replacement from October 2005 to December 2008. Morbid obesity …

Preventing Joint Infection After Replacement

By William P. Barrett, MD on

In a paper presented at the Knee Society Meeting in New Orleans on March 15, 2014, Dr. Javad Parvizi presented the results of his work preventing joint infection after total knee and hip replacement surgery. They found strong evidence to support pre-operative health and nutritional status optimization, the use of prophylactic IV antibiotics, antibiotic impregnated …

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  • Proliance Bone and Joint Urgent Care Is OPEN!

    ORTHOPEDIC URGENT CARE OPENS IN TUKWILA  Proliance Bone and Joint Urgent Care is the only orthopedic urgent care in the Puget Sound region.  [TUKWILA, WA, JANUARY 9, 2019] — Proliance Orthopedic Associates, a Division of Proliance Surgeons, is pleased to announce the opening of Proliance Bone and Joint Urgent Care located at 150 Andover Park …

  • 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 …

Dr. Barrett's Blog

  • Sharing Orthopedic Education Around the World

    As one of the most experienced hip and knee replacement doctors in Seattle, Dr. Barrett performs over 500 joint replacement surgeries annually, and remains highly involved with continuing medical education. For more information about hip and knee injuries, sports medicine, and more, contact Proliance Orthopedic Associates at 425.656.5060. Fall is full of educational opportunities for orthopedic surgeons, which …

  • 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 …