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Thomas (Tom) J Rotunda, an MRI and quality management technologist for Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, published an article, “Reducing Occurrences of MR-related Claustrophobia in Patients With PTSD,” in the September/October 2017 issue of Radiologic Technology, the Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. The article explores the issues of PTSD, the MR environment, […]

Consumer Perspective on Total Knee Replacement

By David Thut, MD | September 8, 2016

One of Dr. Thut’s patients wrote this thoughtful article about her personal experience with total knee replacement — from a healthcare consumer’s point of view. The story was published in the leading journal for the healthcare reimbursement process.

Advances in Meniscus Repair Technology

By David Thut, MD | June 9, 2016

There are two types of cartilage in the knee. The first is the articular cartilage which is the smooth surface on the ends of the bones that allows the joint to glide without friction. Meniscus cartilages are soft tissues that act as a cushion to protect the articular cartilage from wearing out…

Conformis: Patient-Specific Custom Total Knee Replacement

By Joseph Konopka, MD | September 16, 2015

Up to 20% of patients who undergo a traditional knee replacement may be dissatisfied with the results of their surgery due to persistent pain in the joint…

By Fred H. Brennan, Jr., DO, FAOASM, FAAFP, FACSM Sudden cardiac death in young athletes used to be considered “rare.”   When you consider all of the young athletes in the US, sudden death is not common, but it is certainly not rare. Because of this, the medical community and the community at large are desperately […]

The Decision to have Joint Replacement

By David Thut, MD | January 22, 2015

The decision to undergo an elective orthopedic surgery such as total knee replacement is different from the decision for most other types of surgery…

Cementless Total Knee Replacement

By Joseph Konopka, MD | December 22, 2014

Biological fixation refers to the process where bone grows into microscopic pores on a roughened metal surface. The interdigitation of bone into the metal locks the two together firmly and theoretically, this fixation can be permanent…

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Other Illness

By Joseph Konopka, MD | December 9, 2014

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, helps the body regulate the use of calcium. Calcium in stored in bones and therefore, vitamin D is critical for bone health…

I often hear people ask the question “What is the difference between an orthopedic spine surgeon and a neurosurgeon…

Think Twice Before Knee Replacement

By Joseph Konopka, MD | November 18, 2014

On 11/13/14 the New York Times ran a piece entitled “Think Twice Before Knee Replacement.” This article raises concerns about the degree to which the demand for this procedure is increasing,…