18Jun, 2018

Outpatient Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Application at Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic

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[Orlando, FL,  June 18, 2018] – Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic is one of only two outpatient surgery centers in the state of Florida to now offer outpatient robotic-arm assisted total knee application for use with its Mako System. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed and is now available at  the Physicians’ Surgical Care Center in Winter Park, Florida. Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 673 percent by 2030,1 yet studies have shown that approximately 30 percent of […]
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11Jun, 2018

Top 5 Common Knee Injuries

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The knee joint is a large, complex joint that connects the tibia to the femur. It absorbs an incredible amount of pressure and impact from routine, daily activities like walking or going up a flight of stairs. Since the knee joint is so complex, it is susceptible to injury, and any knee injury should be taken seriously. While many knee injuries are easily treated with conservative measures such as physical therapy and bracing, more severe injuries may require the skill of an orthopaedic surgeon. The knee is made up of […]
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11Jun, 2018

Eating for Better Bone Health

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When you were young, you were probably told to drink your milk. And for good reason: The calcium and vitamin D found in milk and other foods build and strengthen your bones. This is important no matter your age. Strong bones help prevent osteoporosis and keep you active longer. For better bone health, don’t stop with the milk carton. Try making the following changes to your diet. Go Green Many dark green, leafy vegetables are rich in calcium—a nutrient our bodies are unable to make naturally, so it must be […]
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4Jun, 2018

How to Choose an Orthopedic Surgeon for Your Knee Replacement

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Choosing the right orthopaedic surgeon is essential to ensure your surgery is a success. A knee replacement is the opportunity to reclaim your active lifestyle, so selecting a quality surgeon who is experienced with this procedure is crucial. Not only do you want an orthopaedic surgeon who has a history of successful knee replacements, but also someone you feel comfortable with asking questions and voicing concerns along the way. Here are some guidelines to follow when selecting an orthopaedic surgeon. Step #1 – Do Your Research It’s possible to find […]
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4Jun, 2018

Top 5 Exercises and Stretches to Relieve Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder pain, one of the most common orthopaedic conditions, is caused by damage to one or more of the components of the shoulder—the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments that comprise the joint. This damage can be caused by disease, chronic overuse, or acute injury, so shoulder pain can appear immediately or progress gradually over time. If you are currently experiencing shoulder pain, starting a shoulder strength and flexibility program may help reduce or eliminate your discomfort. Never perform any activity, stretching or otherwise, that causes pain or discomfort in your […]
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28May, 2018

How do you know if you need medical attention from a FOOT AND ANKLE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON?

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Make an appointment with a FOOT AND ANKLE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON if you experience any of the following: Pain that persists for more than 72 hours or that increases with walking Pain after an ankle sprain “Clicking,” “locking” or “catching” in the ankle High-arched feet or flatfeet that become painful Arthritis in the foot or ankle after an old injury Achilles tendon injury Ankle or foot fracture Deformity of the foot or ankle Curling of one or multiple toes Painless ulcers or blisters on the feet
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25May, 2018

Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement

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Total knee replacement (also called knee arthroplasty) is a common orthopaedic procedure that is used to replace the damaged or worn surfaces of the knee. Replacing these surfaces with an implant or “prosthesis” will relieve pain and increase mobility, allowing you to return to your normal, everyday activities.The traditional approach to knee replacement uses a long vertical incision in the center of the knee to view and access the joint. Minimally invasive total knee replacement is a variation of this approach. The surgeon uses a shorter incision and a different, […]
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10May, 2018

Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic makes new partnership to better patient experience: 5 highlights

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Orlando, Fla.-based Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic partnered with Clearwave Corp. Patient Information Exchange to launch a patient check-in system at the orthopedic center. Here are five highlights. 1. Clearwave’s system allows patients to input information for check-in at a kiosk and gives the Jewett staff added time to assist patients with insurance verification and the follow-up process. 2. Patients can check-in at various points of reference, and Clearwave receives the patient data and cross references it to create a single identifier for the patient. 3. When a patient is identified, Clearwave […]
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7May, 2018

Jewett Orthopaedic Partners With Clearwave Corporation to Launch New Patient-Focused Check-In System

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Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic has selected the Clearwave Corporation Patient Information Exchange, healthcare kiosk and service-based solutions to help launch a new, state-of-the art patient check-in system that caters to patient needs. The enhanced patient check-in process will improve the patient experience, cut patient wait time and produce a more efficient insurance verification and eligibility process. The Clearwave system enables patients to quickly and easily provide necessary information for check-in and allows the Jewett staff to concentrate on assisting patients with important insurance verification and follow-up processes, instead of the typical […]
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4May, 2018

Total Elbow Replacement

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Although elbow joint replacement is much less common than knee or hip replacement, it is just as successful in relieving joint pain and returning people to activities they enjoy. Whether you have just begun exploring treatment options or have already decided to have elbow replacement surgery, this article will help you understand more about this valuable procedure. Anatomy The main structures of the elbow when viewed from the side. The elbow is a hinge joint which is made up of three bones: The humerus (upper arm bone) The ulna (forearm […]
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