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A WALK WITH SHERRY – 2 WEEKS POST SURGERY

In this segment of Sherry’s Story, Sherry is 2 weeks post surgery (robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing) in San Francisco with Avnew Health. She is participating in her restoration through local physical therapy and @home exercises. Read her story in her own words as she reports her status 2 weeks post surgery.   Follow Sherry’s story on facebook or find previous segments here on our Avnews blog. We will continue to following Sherry’s progress as she learns …Read More

A WALK WITH SHERRY – 1 WEEK POST SURGERY

In this segment of Sherry’s Story, Sherry is back in her own home town 1 week after her robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing in San Francisco with Avnew Health.  Read her story in her own words as she reports her status 1 week post surgery.   Follow Sherry’s story on facebook or find previous segments here on our Avnews blog. We will be following Sherry throughout the next few weeks through …Read More

A WALK WITH SHERRY – RETURNING HOME RESTORED

In this segment of Sherry’s Story, Sherry makes the trip home after her robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing in San Francisco.  Read her story in her own words as she makes the first class flight home. Follow Sherry’s story on facebook or here on our Avnews blog. We will be following Sherry throughout the next few weeks through her physical therapy and her persistence as she learns to walk restored.

A Walk with Sherry – 24 Hours After Surgery

  In this video short, meet Sherry 24 hours after surgery.  Sherry’s knee is better than it has been in years and she is one day out of surgery.  She no longer feels bone on bone pain and her leg has been straightened.  She is walking the halls, icing, enjoying room service, and a beautiful San Francisco view with her husband.  Her pain is easily controlled and most importantly, she is …Read More

A Walk with Sherry – Restoration Day!

Sherry’s restoration day was a huge success!  Not only was the resurfacing that will make pain free movement a reality a success, but Dr. Velyvis was able to straighten Sherry’s leg as well.  Sherry was driven to and from her outpatient robotic-assisted partial knee restoration and spent the remainder of the day back at her hotel room, enjoying room service and a beautiful view while she iced her knee.  Sherry …Read More

What do you need to do to finish 2014 strong?

Are you finishing up a 2014 project, meeting a deadline, or sales goal?  Are you shopping until you drop, wrapping presents, and sticking stamps on Christmas cards?  With all of this hustle and bustle, how do you feel? Are you TIRED or ENERGIZED by the season?  Perhaps your answer is predisposed by one thing: EXERCISE. Did you mark exercise off of your list because you are too busy? We know that exercise is the …Read More

Regular Running Does NOT Increase the Risk of Knee Arthritis

….and may even protect against it. New research reveals that “runners, no matter what the age when they were active runners, had knee pain less often than people who didn’t run, according to the study. They also had fewer symptoms and evidence of knee arthritis than non-runners did, the researchers found.”  Read more here. Find your way to get active today to improve your health for all your days to …Read More

OSTEOARTHRITIS RELIEF . WHAT WORKS?

When you want to get moving for your health, how do you deal with your knee pain? The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons evaluated the available scientific studies for effective treatment for mild knee osteoarthritis.  The 13 page summary is available online or read the condensed list here: Exercise – strong evidence for effectiveness Weight loss – moderate evidence for Acupuncture – strong evidence against Physical agents (TENS, ultrasound, etc.) – inconclusive …Read More

MOVEMBER

Avnew Health is ready to MOVE for Joint Health and we want to encourage you to join us! We are excited to encourage men (and women) to pay attention to their health, to be proactive and to find the best solutions throughout the month of November (MOVEMBER). Join us in growing disease-fighting Tom Selleck moustaches, have some laughs, raise awareness for men’s health, and get yourself moving. If joint pain is …Read More

Walking for Knee Osteoathritis

News: 2014 released 2 year study finds that walking 6000 steps or an hour a day improves knee function for those suffering knee pain from Osteoarthritis.  In fact, each additional 1000 steps/day was associated with a 16-18% reduction in functional limitation.  Get walking but if you sit down to read, see more at US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.  From MoveForwardPT.com

It’s October – Check your Gait

Do you ever have pain in your back, hip, knees, or feet after or during your everyday activities? It is not abnormal for joint pain to creep up on you after years of improper gait function. Osteoarthritis, for example, is a gradual degenerating of the joint cushioning. Knee and hip osteoarthritis can disrupt your normal gait as you compensate for pain and restricted joint motion. If you have had knee …Read More