Dr. Kevin Harreld Discusses Shoulder Replacement Advances [Video]

Dr. Kevin Harreld Discusses Shoulder Replacement Advances [Video]

Dr. Kevin Harreld Discusses Shoulder Replacement Advances [Video]

Is an injury or pain in your joints causing you to not fully experience life? At KentuckyOne Health, minimally invasive joint replacement procedures are being used every day to help patients begin moving again.

In this HealthBreak, hear from Dr. Kevin Harreld as he discusses new procedures to provide relief from shoulder pain.

Shoulder Replacement Video Transcript

 

When shoulder arthritis is advance, Medical Center Jewish East offers several new options in shoulder replacement procedures. Dr. Kevin Harreld explains.

 

Kevin Harreld, MD – Orthopedic Surgery

 

We have options that are patient specific, so we use guides now which can allow us to really implant our components with pinpoint accuracy for each patient. And we have bone-preserving stimulus components. We have components now where we can 3D-print a model of a patient’s scapula and get a designed implant.

All these options offer significant pain relief.

Now we are able to offer outpatient shoulder replacement, even going home the same day or staying 23 hours. We’re offering those at Medical Center Jewish East. We have patients who go back to all types of sporting activities.

Find more information about shoulder replacement surgery at KentuckyOne Health.

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Returning to the Field After a Soccer Injury

Returning to the Field After a Soccer Injury

Kelly Sawyers is passionate about her job as a soccer
coach. Thanks to Dr. Shah and the staff at Saint Joseph London hospital, she didn’t let a torn meniscus and ACL keep her off the field.

Kelly Sawyers, Soccer CoachKelly was coaching high school girls’ soccer for Whitley County when a scrimmage resulted in her injury. Having seen other athletes experience this before, Kelly said she knew almost immediately what had happened.

Treatment at Saint Joseph London

Kelly visited Saint Joseph London where Dr. Shah treated her torn meniscus and ACL.

“Dr. Shah was so professional and patient,” said Kelly. “He walked me through my X-rays and explained everything. He showed me what was torn and told me what it would look like after surgery.”

Dr. Shah provided Kelly with a list of at-home exercises that would prepare her for surgery, including walking and stretching to loosen the muscles that needed surgery. Kelly followed the exercise plan and received surgery within a month of getting injured.

“Dr. Shah fixed everything quickly and always made me feel comfortable,” said Kelly. “You could tell he really cared about me. He offered his phone number and said to call anytime with any questions. He explained every step of the process so that I was never blindsided.”

Recovering from Surgery

Kelly’s procedure was outpatient and she noted how Dr. Shah used small, precise incisions to minimize scarring.

“Before surgery, I was so nervous and emotional. I said to Dr. Shah, ‘Small cuts, small scars,’” said Kelly. “He kind of laughed and said ‘OK,’ but he didn’t let me down. My scars are smaller
than my pinky nail. And it made me feel good that he listened to what I had to say.”

Kelly is now working hard in physical therapy toward her goal of coaching soccer again in June. Dr. Shah is overseeing her therapy and providing protocol for her therapists to ensure she heals correctly. She is engaging in agility training and can already run more than a mile.

“The recovery process has been very encouraging,” said Kelly. “Dr. Shah pushes me toward my goals, but never pushes too hard. Best of all, he understands my passion for soccer and tells me that I will play again. He never says ‘no,’ he just says ‘in time,’ which keeps me going.”

Dr. Jay Shah is an orthopedic surgeon at KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Associates at Saint Joseph London

 

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Double Trouble
When sports injuries threatened to slow down the Phelps twins, they found the help they needed to stay on track at Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health.

The 16-year-old sophomores, Madison and Payton Phelps, attend Southwestern High School in Somerset and are active in their school’s athletic program. Unfortunately, they have both had personal experiences with one of the greatest downsides of playing sports — injuries. But, with the help of Jay Shah, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Saint Joseph London, the Phelps twins are working toward an exceptional comeback.

Madison: A Scrimmage Misstep

A wrong step during a basketball scrimmage left Madison in agony. It only took a moment, but the intense pain in her knee told her that something was seriously wrong.

After visiting her primary care physician, who ordered an X-ray and MRI, Madison was diagnosed with a strained anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). When her pain continued despite physical therapy, Madison’s doctor recommended she see Dr. Shah for a second opinion.

Dr. Shah diagnosed Madison with a 70 percent ACL tear and advised her that surgery would be the best way to free her from pain. Shortly after, Dr. Shah performed corrective surgery, and Madison’s real recovery began.

“After surgery, Dr. Shah called to check on me multiple times,” Madison said. “He asked if I had any questions and made me feel comfortable about the process. I saw him for follow-up appointments, and he kept up with my progress from physical therapy until I was completely healed.”

Madison has been cleared to continue playing basketball.

Payton: A Tricky Catch

About a year after Madison’s knee injury, her brother, Payton, injured his finger while catching a football. At first, the family thought it was jammed and would heal with time. However, the swelling and pain continued getting worse.

A visit to his primary care provider revealed that Payton’s finger was broken and would require surgery. The Phelps family knew exactly who to turn to.

“We emailed Dr. Shah on a holiday about Payton’s finger, expecting him to respond the next day, and he replied within 10 minutes,” said Paula Phelps, the twins’ mother. “The next day, Dr. Shah saw Payton and did his surgery. It was great to feel that personal connection.”

Payton’s surgery was successful and Dr. Shah is optimistic that his finger will continue to heal.

This story originally appeared in the 2017 Spring edition of One Health magazine. For more stories like this one, subscribe to One Health today.