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  • Writer's pictureDr. Zachary Weidner

Dr. Weidner is now offering telemedicine appointments for all patients throughout Northern Virginia with orthopedic problems. We hope this will allow for patients to still seek orthopedic care throughout this unfortunate coronavirus outbreak. We are also still seeing patients in the office when they need to be seen in person and when it is safe to do so. But for any patient that does not feel comfortable coming to our office please call and set up a telemedicine appointment and we can take care of your issues over the phone/computer. Stay safe everyone!

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It was already common knowledge that total hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. A new study from prestigious journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®) suggests that patients may live longer after having a hip replacement. In this study from Sweden, 132,000 patients undergoing hip replacement surgery were compared to people of similar age and sex in the Swedish general population that did not have a hip replacement. A decade after surgery, the patients that underwent elective total hip arthroplasty (THA) had a slightly improved survival rate compared to the general population. As one of the study authors commented, "Our study suggests that hip replacement can add years to life as well as adding 'life to years' -- increasing the chances of longer survival as well as improving the quality of life."

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  • Writer's pictureDr. Zachary Weidner

New technology is now available for patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery. The MAKO robotic system can now be used for full knee replacements, prior to 2018 this technology was only availabe for patients undergoing partial knee replacement surgery. Most patients with knee arthritis have arthritis throughout the entire knee and are not candidates to undergo partial knee replacement so this is great news for many patients. The MAKO robotic arm allows for precise bone removal and implant placement to allow for better knee function after surgery. The knee can be balanced using the computer navigation during the surgery to allow for better range of motion and longer lasting implants. If you suffer from knee pain and knee arthritis call our office today to schedule a consultation, (703)393-1667!

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