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  • Medical Tourism - Needed Information

    Q: If I am traveling to see you, what information do you need to accept me as your patient? A: I will need to see 2 main items prior to being able to accept you as a patient: Imaging – xrays, minimum 2 views (pelvis & lateral views are preferred for hips; ap, lateral & […]

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  • Medical Tourism - Setting up the Visit

    Q: Do you treat patients from out-of-town? A: Flying to Phoenix for surgery is not only feasible, but it is becoming routine in my practice. I have established relationships with local hotels to make this easier. Once I accept you as a patient, our office will contact you regarding all of the necessary pre-operative steps. […]

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  • Medical tourism – a joint replacement in 1 week

    Q: Can I fly in the day before surgery, then fly home the day after? A: Even though your hospital stay will likely be 24hrs, I will require you to make a 1 week commitment for your safety: Fri – initial clinic visit (physical exam, xrays*, pre-op workup) & pre-op assessment in hospital Sat – […]

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  • Knee Replacement -vs- Partial Knee Replacement

    Q: I would like to know more about your knee replacement techniques. I am in my mid-50s, and have been told that I have bone-on-bone arthritis in my knee. A: What I can provide for you really depends upon the location and severity of the arthritis in your knee. If the bone-on-bone arthritis is limited […]

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  • Patellofemoral Replacement

    Q: One of my colleagues just heard Dr. Chow speak at a conference last week and was very impressed. I am a Physical Therapist who has Grade IV patellofemoral changes bilaterally. Does Dr. Chow do patellofemoral replacments? A: The quick answer is “yes”: I do robotically-assisted limited patellofemoral (PF) replacements. To more fully answer your […]

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  • Medical Tourism - Needed Information

    Q: If I am traveling to see you, what information do you need to accept me as your patient? A: I will need to see 2 main items prior to being able to accept you as a patient: Imaging – xrays, minimum 2 views (pelvis & lateral views are preferred for hips; ap, lateral & […]

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  • The “30 year” total knee

    Q: On TV, they talk of a knee replacement that has a life of 30 years… does yours last that long? A: First, I must say that I DO use a fair amount of this technology in my practice for my total knees (you will find me on the Smith & Nephew website www.RediscoverYourGo.com), and […]

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  • How long does a total -vs- partial -vs- revision joint replacement last?

    Regarding implant longevity, the short answer is: we don’t know. The point that I need to emphasize is that longevity of an implant is HIGHLY VARIABLE. It really depends on multiple factors. No patient is the same, activity levels vary, accidents can happen, and the modes of failure are numerous and unpredictable. For total joint […]

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