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Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ritesh Shah is a national leader in using new advances that allow many joint replacement patients to walk out of the hospital ninety minutes after surgery and get back to their active lives in days or weeks.
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A Patient's Self Video After a Total Hip Arthroplasty
“My New Knee Gave Me My Life Back”
This first person published account describes how crippling and consuming severe knee pain can be. It also describes how a 2013 knee replacement by Dr. Shah transformed her life. A major theme of this article is that patients wait too long for knee replacement surgery. Many are fearful about outdated notions that a knee replacement is prolonged and extremely painful. That is another world. Today Dr. Shah’s otherwise healthy knee replacement patients are often out of the hospital ninety minutes after their surgery. Thanks to minimal tissue trauma, many choose to take nothing more than over the counter medications during their recovery. Read the article: https://patch.com/illinois/buffalogrove/my-new-knee-gave-me-my-life-back
The Arlington Park Jockey Who Got Back In The Saddle After A Hip Replacement
Fireman Back To Saving Lives After Hip Resurfacing
Young or middle-aged active men with moderate arthritis can often benefit from a hip resurfacing. Unlike a hip replacement, this operation preserves the patient’s original “femoral head.” As a result recovery is typically even faster, and range of motion even better, than following a total hip replacement. This published story describes a firefighter operated on by Dr. Shah who’s back to full active duty. Read the article: https://www.ahchealthenews.com/2015/08/13/firefighter-is-pain-free-after-hip-resurfacing/
Patrick’s Story with Intellijoint HIP
Chicago Doc Finds Way to Perform Surgery with Little or No Narcotics
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When faced with an upcoming surgery, you might be presented with an unexpected option: Do you want to have your surgery in the hospital or in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), a fully licensed facility that performs surgeries on an outpatient basis?
Fox News 32 Article: Chicago doc finds way to perform surgery with little or no narcotics
FOX 32 NEWS – An estimated 1 million Americans will undergo knee or hip replacement surgeries this year, and most will be given narcotics to deal with the pain. It’s just that sort of surgery-opiate cycle that is helping to fuel the opioid epidemic in this country. But one Chicago doctor has found a way to perform surgery with little or no narcotics.
Posted On October 27 2021
Dr. Ritesh Shah's 7 necessities for the strongest outpatient total joint replacementsRitesh Shah, MD, chief of orthopedic surgery at Chicago-based Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, said adopting new technology and having a multimodal pain pathway were among seven factors needed for the best outcomes in outpatient total joint replacements.
Flamenco dancer’s passion for dance reignited after surgeryAbigail Ventura couldn’t imagine her life without dance. Her love for music and dance started when she was just a toddler.
Labrum Tear Recovery & Hip Health | WGN-TVSpeaking up when something feels off can help get you back on the road to health faster. That’s advice this next woman hopes you’ll take to heart. She’s sharing her experience getting help for a labrum tear. We learn more about what it is and how it’s treated as well, plus get some hip health tips from an expert.
Rapid Recovery in Total Joint ArthroplastyDr. Shah is an author in the latest edition of Rapid Recovery in Total Joint Arthroplasty.
Follow-Up Care Just a Click AwayActively engaging patients in their care remains a key driver in improving outcomes and lowering costs. Surgical patients can now use their smartphone to stay on track—and ask for help—before and after a procedure, all at the click of a button.
Does It Matter: Total Hip Arthroplasty or Lumbar Spinal Fusion First? Preoperative Sagittal Spinopelvic Measurements Guide Patient-Specific Surgical Strategies in Patients Requiring BothIn patients requiring both total hip arthroplasty (THA) and lumbar spinal fusion (LSF), consideration of preoperative sagittal spinopelvic measurements can aid in the prediction of postfusion compensatory changes in pelvic tilt (PT) and inform adjustments to traditional THA cup anteversion.