Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds of Silicon Valley Orthopaedics (SVO) Now Able to Take Medicare Recipients for Outpatient Total Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)

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Medicare has now approved for Outpatient Total Knee Replacement (OKA) to take place in ambulatory surgery centers such as Silicon Valley Orthopaedics (SVO) - with no hospital stay required

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Medicare has now officially recognized that many patients will benefit from going home the same day or next morning after knee replacement. Many patients will be more comfortable in their own homes with state-of-the-art pain control measures and outpatient physical therapy, states Dr. Gay.

Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds of cutting-edge practice, Silicon Valley Orthopaedics (SVO), are excited to announce that they are now able to take Medicare recipients for outpatient Total Knee Replacement.

Total knee replacement is a safe and effective surgical procedure to relieve pain and help people resume normal activities. It usually involves resurfacing a knee damaged by a number of conditions or injuries, usually arthritis. Metal and plastic parts are used to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, along with the kneecap.

"Previously, Medicare patients (those over 65) were required to be admitted to the hospital after undergoing total knee replacement. But many patients are healthy and functional enough to be able to go home directly after surgery, or the next morning. Medicare has now officially recognized that many patients will benefit from going home the same day or next morning after knee replacement. Thus, they have approved this procedure at ambulatory surgery centers,” states Dr. Gay. Ads Dr. Reynolds: "Many patients will be more comfortable in their own home with state-of-the-art pain control measures and outpatient physical therapy.”

Silicon Valley Orthopaedics provides patients with cutting-edge technology and the most conservative treatment methods to provide the best possible outcome. SVO knows that the joint’s range of movement and functionality can be seriously impacted by illness or injury, so they provide patients with a comprehensive treatment plan that delivers long-lasting, positive outcomes. They do everything possible to ensure that a patient’s natural joint structures are repaired correctly and preserved.

The SVO team is committed to providing the best surgical outcome and rehabilitation coordination (an imperative, yet often neglected component to the recovery process). Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds provide surgical solutions that range from minimally invasive to total joint replacement. Their individualized treatment may involve a combination of conservative and surgical methodologies. They have an extensive history in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries and joint diseases. At SVO, patients have access to affordable care from a team of orthopaedic professionals and surgeons.

More on Silicon Valley Orthopaedics (SVO): Located at 39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110, in Fremont, CA, SVO helps patients across San Jose and the Silicon Valley area reach their musculoskeletal health goals. This new, state-of-the-art practice utilizes innovative, evidence-based surgical and non-surgical techniques, focusing on the individual needs of their valued patients. The experienced SVO team will provide an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plans to address joint pain so that patients achieve optimum results. Call (650) 379-4616 to learn more or visit them online at http://www.siliconvalleyortho.com.

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