The fear of becoming infected with the SARS-Cov-2 virus and developing COVID-19 has driven many of us to seriously consider which patients need to be seen in the office. In our practice, we are following our health system's guidelines, so we have restricted office visits to only those patients with urgent or emergent conditions, including those with wounds and injuries, infections, and other acutely painful or “limb-threatening” conditions.
Dr. Jesse Otero answers ICJR’s questions about the most common causes of knee stiffness after total knee arthroplasty, what to do if a patient presents with stiffness, and when to consider a revision procedure.
Purpose: To determine if adding high intensity aerobic interval training (HIIT) of the rotator cuff to usual care was feasible in SAPS, and improved shoulder endurance more than usual care alone. Additionally, to examine the influence on shoulder pain and disability and the response of tendinous microcirculation following HIIT.
Because Medicare doesn’t typically cover elective surgeries, you may be concerned that you’ll have to live with pain or pay for the surgery out of pocket. But Medicare will, in fact, pay for a portion of the costs if your doctor states that shoulder replacement surgery is medically necessary in your specific case.