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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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Dr. Barrett's Blog

  • Recovery from Knee Replacement: 2 Perspectives (Part 5)

    I had the opportunity to experience recovery from a TKA through the eyes of a close family member, who I, as a joint replacement surgeon was the primary caregiver. This experience gave me a new appreciation of what our patients experience in the weeks after TKR. I will break this up into segments: pre-op, day of …

  • Week #2 to Week #6 After Knee Replacement (Part 4)

    I had the opportunity to experience recovery from a TKA through the eyes of a close family member, who I, as a joint replacement surgeon was the primary caregiver. This experience gave me a new appreciation of what our patients experience in the weeks after TKR. I will break this up into segments: pre-op, day of …

  • Day 2 to end of week 1 (Part 3)

    I had the opportunity to experience recovery from a TKA through the eyes of a close family member, who I, as a joint replacement surgeon was the primary caregiver. This experience gave me a new appreciation of what our patients experience in the weeks after TKR. I will break this up into segments: pre-op, day of …