Get Back to Your Active Life
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 Many are fearful about outdated notions that a knee replacement is prolonged and extremely painful.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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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 March 23 2019
Orthopedics Blue Ribbon ARTICLE Award
Posted On February 20 2019Dr. Shah was recently awarded a Blue Ribbon ARTICLE Award for his work in changing the way we manage blood clot prevention after total joint replacements.
Aspirin Alone Is Not Enough to Prevent Deep Venous Thrombosis After Total Joint Arthroplasty
Posted On January 24 2019Thromboembolic events after total joint arthroplasty are potentially devastating complications. This study evaluated the efficacy of 4 different anticoagulants in preventing deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after total joint arthroplasty.
Is it safe? Outpatient total joint arthroplasty with discharge to home at a freestanding ambulatory surgical center
Posted On December 07 2018Background: Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is trending toward shorter hospitalizations; as a result, there are many ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) starting to perform outpatient TJA. However...
These injuries affect millions of Americans every year
Posted On October 26 2018There are many benefits to participating in sports at any age, but being in the game is not without risks. With many Americans participating in sports from their toddler years through adulthood, it’s not uncommon for people to experience one or more sports-related injuries...
Special Lunch & Learn Workshop: October 19, 2018
Posted On October 17 2018The value-based landscape is rapidly changing. Implementing a bundle requires an investment in time, alignment and resources of all providers who care for bundled patients. This includes physicians, nurses, social workers, and administrators...
Hip Pain Is Becoming An Epidemic Among Young, Fit Women
Posted On September 25 2018Nicole Jefferson was in her late twenties but felt as if she had the hips of a senior citizen. It seemed as if something in her hip was constantly catching and snapping. Pain pinballed from her lower back to her groin to her hip. Short jogs...