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Category: Knee


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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The Journey II Total Knee System: A Step Ahead – An Evolutionary New Design

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

It is a common misconception that the human knee functions as a simple hinge joint, with straight up and down flexion and extension. In reality the motion of the knee is much more complex, with six degrees of motion (not just the two of a hinge). As the knee bends and straightens, it also rotates internally and externally and slides front to back.

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Knee & Hip Arthritis: All You Need to Know

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

By conservative estimate over 54 million Americans have a formal diagnosis of arthritis and more than 50% of people over 65 years of age have been diagnosed with arthritis. It is a leading cause of disability and suffering in the US.

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Total Knee Replacement: Deep Flexion

Richard A. Sweet, M.D.

Over the last three decades total knee replacement (TKR) surgery has evolved into a reproducibly successful procedure benefiting hundreds of thousands of patients each year. Greater understanding of proper implant design and standardization of surgical technique has occurred.

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The Quest for the Perfect Knee Replacement

Richard A. Sweet, M.D.

When the normal knee joint is functioning perfectly, before there has been an injury and before any wear or arthritis has occurred, few stop to appreciate the marvelous engineering of this joint. Typically, no thought is given to the smooth 160 degree arc of motion it provides.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

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3605 Northgate Court,
Suite 207,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207
Northgate Medical Center
3605 Northgate Court
Suite 207
New Albany, IN 47150