Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Recertified as Hip and Knee Replacement Center of Excellence by The Joint Commission

Falls Church, VA – Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) has been recertified as an accredited Knee and Hip Replacement Center of Excellence by The Joint Commission. IFOH has been a Joint Replacement Center of Excellence for the past 11 years, placing them among an elite group of hospitals nationwide to achieve excellence in spine care. The Joint…

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A Spring in Her Step

Hip and knee replacements at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital gave Mary Glaunert a new lease on life At 70, Mary Glaunert wasn’t about to let the pain in her hip hold her back from visiting her four children who live across the country or being able to attend her grandchildren’s high school and college events.…

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“The Tesla of knee implants” keeps adults with knee arthritis going strong

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See how Inova’s orthopedic docs are using MAKOplasty to keep adults with knee arthritis going strong Age isn’t slowing down the nation’s 74.9 million baby boomers. However, this go-get-’em generation’s vitality can be derailed by the body’s natural aging process. Decades of physical activity wear down the bones’ protective cartilage. The result can be osteoarthritis (OA) —…

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Double Knee Replacements Allow Couple to Travel Again

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A Joint Journey Sharon Zareski and Dave Cougle are an energetic couple who love to travel the world together. But for three years, the duo put their travels on hold as debilitating pain and stiffness from arthritis put a damper on their active lifestyle. Committed to staying fit and active, Zareski and Cougle sought the…

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All the Right Notes: Shoulder replacement surgery restores pianist’s quality of life

(October 3, 2013) Barbara Donne endured excruciating osteoarthritis pain in her right shoulder for many months, but when the agony affected her lifelong pastime — piano playing — she knew something had to be done. Donne, 73, had retired from corporate life but kept up performing at concerts and teaching two dozen piano students. Cortisone…

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Good As New: Shoulder Replacement

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Inova’s Shoulder Replacement Program increases patients’ quality of life (October 2, 2013) A new shoulder replacement program at Inova aims to provide a coordinated approach to care for patients with shoulder issues. A team of experienced orthopedic surgeons who meet strict participation criteria use advanced techniques for shoulder replacement surgery. “Shoulder pain can reduce mobility,…

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