Jason McClure was shocked to learn he’d need a total joint replacement at just 42 years old. But he was having so much pain in his hip, he was struggling just to do his job. He knew it was time to have surgery.
“I’ve never been in the hospital and I wasn’t looking forward to it at all,” McClure said. “But then my doctor said there might be another option for me.”
Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic surgeons have been performing partial knee replacements at Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery Center (KOSC) in West Knoxville since 2016. Dr. Matthew Nadaud, one of KOC’s four joint replacement specialists, had been looking for the perfect candidate to undergo hip replacement at the surgery center.
“Jason is young, active, and very motivated,” said Dr. Nadaud. “He had none of the medical risk factors we sometimes see in our patients who need total joint replacement, and he was excited about having the surgery done as an outpatient at our surgery center.”
McClure had surgery on February 23, and was up using a walker at the surgery center just four hours later. At a post-op visit with Dr. Nadaud less than two weeks later, McClure was able to walk on his own.
“The staff at the surgery center was so attentive and answered all of my questions,” McClure said. “I’m really grateful for the personalized care, and it was easier on the pocketbook than a hospital stay.”
Not every patient is a good candidate for the surgery center, generally based on health and insurance. But Dr. Nadaud along with KOC’s other joint replacement surgeons, Dr. Herman Botero, Dr. Brian Covino, and Dr. Christopher Sherrell, plan to use KOSC for total joint replacements as often as possible in the future.
To find out if you might be a candidate for joint replacement at KOSC, make an appointment by calling (865) 558-4444, text KOC NOW to 313131, or click here.
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