Four surgeons from Spain, Suriname, and Italy visited Wentworth-Douglass Hospital on Wednesday to observe orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Thut perform total knee replacement surgeries using the Conformis Total Knee. Dr. Thut is among an elite group of surgeons who Conformis uses to train other surgeons on its innovative system. Conformis provides the only fully customized […]
Osteoporosis is treatable, reversible, and can be prevented for longer periods of time. For more information, read the National Council for Aging Care’s Osteoporosis Defined: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments.
Technology developed right here in Boston is helping patients with chronic knee pain avoid knee replacement surgery. MACI implants are now being done in the US after getting FDA approval last year. The procedure uses the patient’s own cells to heal damaged cartilage. No plastic, no metal, and it’s one and done. Watch this NBC […]
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, […]
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.
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…