3D Knee Replacement

Is knee pain affecting your daily activities? Are you considering a knee replacement? Don't replace your knee, recreate it with the Conformis 3D Knee Replacement.

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Meet Dr. Jason Davis

Dr. Davis brings sports medicine expertise to The Dallas Limb Restoration Center. He also completed a fellowship in hip and knee replacement and honorably served in the U.S. Army…

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Regenerative Orthopedics & Stem Cells

Utilizing Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells we can get you back to doing the things you want to faster and without surgery.

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What You Need to Know About Joint Replacements

The number of joint replacements in the United States are increasing, especially in the last five years. Replacements are allowing more patients to be active and live a better lifestyle in most cases. However, despite good results overall there are things you should know and look for.

1. Not all joint surgeons are the same. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has done hundreds of studies on outcomes for joint replacements. These studies have found that the best results are to be expected from those trained in joint replacement, have years of ongoing experience, do at least 100 joints a year or more and have experience on up to date technology. This is meant as a guideline to help patients choice their doctor but even then there are never any guarantees that excellent result will be the outcome.

2. Fellowship trained joint surgeons have overall better outcomes:

Lesson: Would you want a carpenter to build your house if it is his first one? I assume you would prefer the one who has extensive experience and a track record of good outcomes.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery has found that experience means better outcomes. This information is even backed by governmental studies.

For example: It takes an experienced doctor 10-20 cases to be very comfortable with a new procedure he has learned, but a non joint surgeon can take 30-50 cases or more to be comfortable and may never become prolific at the new procedure.

3. How do I Protect Myself and Choose the Right Doctor?

Being an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Buch has had exposure to spine surgery but would not operate on a spine. Why? Because they do not have extensive experience in this type of surgery. Our physicians could do spine surgery and have good outcomes but would more then likely end up with a higher complication rate then a fellowship trained spine surgeon.

CHOOSE A FELLOWSHIP TRAINED DOCTOR IN JOINT REPLACEMENTS Although this does not guarantee good results it drastically increases your odds for better outcomes.

ASK THE SURGEON IF HE DOES A LOT OF REPLACEMENTS. Ask to talk to one of his or her former patients and seek second opinions.