Don’t Be a 510K Knee Replacement Guinea Pig

Most people assume that the FDA fully vets all new medical devices including knee replacement implants. They assume that they have been tested and determined to be safe and effective before they are placed on the market and sold to the American people. Unfortunately that is not the case. The 510K PreMarket Approval Process The…

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You’ll Want To Go Home After Knee Replacement Surgery When You Know These Three Things

Where should you go after knee replacement surgery, home or to a skilled nursing facility? My choice is home hands down and here is why… Bugs, Bugs, Bugs Even the best-managed and highest-ranking facilities have vulnerabilities in this area. Let’s face it, there are many immune-compromised individuals being housed together and there is a lot of foot…

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Knee Replacement Information All Sounding the Same?

All knee replacement information is not created equal. A cursury review of the major sites offering wisdom on knee replacement surgery will yield very similar information, all very polly annish, surface level and vanilla sounding. This is because a critical review of real pitfalls and potential hazards has been systematically eliminated leaving nothing but glib…

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Knee Replacement Surgery Information-Unvarnished

No sugar coating here. You want the truth and I aim to please. Warning this site is different than most other sites regarding knee replacement surgery and the recovery period that follows. I receive no income from the manufacturers or distributors of knee replacement implants or designs. I do not work for any facility nor am…

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One Thing That Definitely Won’t Help Prevent Knee Replacement Surgery

Degenerative knee arthritis is not improved by undergoing elective knee arthroscopy. In fact the condition may be made worse as evidenced by an increased risk of future knee replacement surgery in those who have had the surgery compared with those who do not. While this is not a new revelation, the evidence is now even…

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It Wasn’t A Good Idea 20 Years Ago and It Still Isn’t

Let’s face it; you are being lied to by the medical establishment in league with marketing departments and newspapers. It wasn’t a good idea to get a knee replacement at 40 twenty years ago and it still isn’t . Recently a Spokane Newspaper ran a story about a mother who received a knee replacement at…

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Medicare Pushes Back Start Date For Knee Replacement Payment Model

Comprehensive care of Joint Replacements

New Developments For Knee Replacement Payment Model Some communities will be involuntarily forced to test the new bundled payment model coming in April, 2016. This is a delay from the anticipated start date of January, 2016. In this article I will be helping you to interpret “Government-Speak”. Red-lettered text in brackets, are my editorial comments and…

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Get Your Knee Replacement Surgery Before January 2016 If You Live in These Cities

Bundled Payments Are Here The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services innovation center has started something new- mandatory testing for bundled payment of knee replacement services starting in January 2016 and ending on December 31st, 2020 in 75 cities around the country. Click here for PDF of cities. The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model…

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Truth Telling MD Debunks Knee Replacement Surgical Claims

May Round Up The round up is going to occur every so often-basically when I feel there is enough quality information to pass onto you and will include a brief summary and hopefully some insights. Truth Telling MD Debunks Knee Replacement Surgical Claims on the Net The first sentence of this next article starts out “Total knee…

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In Honor of Obamacare Anniversary-Long Wait Times for Knee Replacement Surgery Coming To A Hospital Near You

Morning Coffee Break Irony I just couldn’t resist. The irony was too compelling, the contrast too stark to pass up. I was greeted in my inbox this morning by two seemingly unrelated emails. One notified me of an article published in the Ottawa citizen about wait times for knee replacement surgery. The other email was…

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