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The Partial Knee Replacement

Richard A. Sweet, M.D. Richard “Alex” Sweet II, MD Kate S. Hamilton, PA-C

The knee consists of three “compartments.”1. There is the medial compartment on the inside of the knee 2. The lateral compartment on the outside of the knee 3. The compartment under the kneecap

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Preoperative Medications: What To Stop And When

Richard “Alex” Sweet II, MD Richard A. Sweet, M.D. Kate S. Hamilton, PA-C

Most medications are safe to take prior to and up to the day of surgery. However, there are a selective few medications that due to medical, bleeding, or infection concerns should be stopped prior to surgery.

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Knee and Hip Replacement: The 3 week Post-Op Visit

Richard “Alex” Sweet II, MD Kate S. Hamilton, PA-C Richard A. Sweet, M.D.

Patients who are at low risk for developing blood clots are typically placed on aspirin 325mg once daily for 6 weeks post op. Patients with bleeding risks may be placed on baby aspirin (81mg) instead. Patients at higher risk for blood clots may be placed on more aggressive blood thinners such as Plavix, Coumadin, Xeralto, or Eliquis for varying lengths of time.

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Never Have Back Surgery?

Venu Vemuri, D.O.

I hear it all the time; “I will never have back surgery”.  As a spine surgeon, I am humbled that anyone would let me operate on their back when so much is riding on the success of surgery.  I respect the overwhelming apprehension over back surgery.

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Ankle Fractures: Surgical vs. Non-Surgical

Richard “Alex” Sweet II, MD

The ankle is made up of two bones, the tibia (shin bone) and fibula (the bone on the outside/lateral aspect). The tibia ends with two bony prominences, the medial (inside) malleolus and the posterior (in the back) malleolus.

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The Anterior Approach to Total Hip Replacement

Richard “Alex” Sweet II, MD

“Anterior” is a medical term used to describe a location on the body more towards the front. The incision is in the area near your front pants pocket. A tradition posterior approach has an incision near your back pants pocket.

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Computer Navigation Total Hip Arthroplasty – The Hip “Xpert”

Richard “Alex” Sweet II, MD

A computer is used to improve implant positioning compared to traditional methods in an attempt to reduce complications. Robots and computers offer levels of precision and accuracy far beyond the natural capabilities of any surgeon. Recently, there has been an increasing trend towards incorpo-rating robots and computers in surgery.

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Elbow Fracture: Olecranon, Radial Head, Distal Humerus

Richard “Alex” Sweet II, MD

The elbow joint is made up of three bones, the radius and ulna (forearm bones) and the humerus (upper arm bone). Any of these three bones can be broken and most require surgery to regain any function of the elbow. These bones work in synergy with a complex set of ligaments and tendons to form the elbow “hinge” joint that allows for forearm rotation.

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New Albany, IN 47150