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KNEE

Patella Resurfacing for Total Knee Replacement

During total knee replacement, your surgeon makes a cut down the front of your knee to expose your kneecap. The kneecap is essentially moved to the side so the surgeon can get to the knee joint behind it. The damaged ends of your thigh bone and shin bone are cut away. The ends are precisely measured and shaped to fit the prosthetic replacement.

Often, the underside of the kneecap (patella) is also resurfaced. Dr. Cory Calendine, Orthopaedic Surgeon discusses the process of partially replacing the under-surface of the kneecap with a prosthetic implant.

Dr. Calendine Explains Kneecap Resurfacing

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Cory Calendine, MD is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and founding partner of the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee at Williamson County Hospital in Franklin, TN. Dr. Calendine is an expert in Joint Replacement, specializing in Hip and Knee Surgery. From diagnosis through treatment, the Orthopaedic Surgical experts at the Bone and Joint Institute use the latest techniques and technology to improve care for people with musculoskeletal problems. For more information, please contact our office or schedule your appointment today.  
HIP

Osteoporosis Facts and Fractures

Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist. Men as well as women are affected by osteoporosis, a disease that can be prevented and treated. Get the facts about causes, prevention, fractures and bone density testing.

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HEALTH/WELLNESS

Joint Pain and Mental Health

Chronic joint arthritis pain can increase the risk of mental health problems including depression and anxiety. But as researchers have learned more about how the brain works, and how the nervous system interacts with other parts of the body, they have discovered that pain shares many biological mechanisms with anxiety and depression. New research demonstrates improved mental health status following total hip replacement surgery.

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HEALTH/WELLNESS

8 Facts About Arthritis

There are over 100 different types of arthritis. Arthritis can affect people of all ages and is most common in those over age 55. In the United States, 23% of all adults have arthritis. About 24 million adults are limited in their activities from arthritis, and more than 1 in 4 adults with arthritis report severe joint pain. Dr. Cory Calendine, Orthopaedic Surgeon reviews (8) Arthritis facts that everyone needs to know.

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