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"I needed both knees replaced and we went to Dr. VanFlandern because a family friend had an excellent result. My knees were in rough shape and it was less than a" month from when I first saw him until surgery was scheduled. Dr. VanFlandern gave me his number in case I had questions. He called me the night before I entered the hospital to make sure I was all set. He called my wife after surgery and visited me the next morning and every other morning I was there at 5:30AM. Everything has gone well with the knee replacement and I believe he did an outstanding job. The incisions are very neat and healed rapidly. He is consistently rated one of Boston's "Top Docs" and deserves the title.

-Dana S.

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"I ended up receiving PRP injections through another provider and I am hoping that after the soreness I will be well. I will not return to Dr.
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-Kaye B.

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Orthopedics: Knees

Some orthopedic doctors specialize in the bones, muscles and tendons of the knee, from treating ACL tears and arthritis to performing knee replacement surgery.

Excess weight puts more pressure on weight-bearing joints, particularly the knees. This can eventually lead to knee replacement. (Photo by The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group)
Orthopedics - Knee & Leg

Does being overweight put you at higher risk of knee replacement surgery? Yes, but a small increase in activity and decrease in weight can make a difference.

As differences between men and women's knees are better understood, effective treatments can be targeted specific to women with knee pain, says Closkey. (Photo by Karen Geswein)
Orthopedics - Knee & Leg

Knee pain is a common problem that interferes with daily activity and women may be at a higher risk. One highly rated provider shares causes and solutions.

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Orthopedics - Knee & Leg

Knee injuries are the most common ailment that runners experience. If you run and experience pain, do you need a knee brace? What kind is best? What should you do first? Is a brace the best solution?

Matthew Brady
Orthopedics - Knee & Leg

As baby boomers desire to stay fit, hip and knee replacement surgeries are growing increasingly popular.

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Knee Care reviews in Tacoma

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Dr.
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previously performed a total knee replacement for me and he was wonderful. I am very happy with the results and the care I received. This time around, he did arthroscopic surgery on my shoulder and I couldn't be more pleased. The procedure was explained in detail, including pictures from the surgery. All my questions were answered and he worked with me to design a physical therapy plan. Dr.
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is very practical, explains procedures in easily understandable terms, and offers options to his patients. I feel very confident in recommending him to anyone with knee or shoulder issues! He is very professional, thorough, and inspired confidence in me as a patient. I will continue to seek his advice for orthopedic problems.
- Sheila S.
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The surgery was very successful. Now, two months later, my wife is walking again with only occasional support of a cane (which she will not need in the near future), but most importantly, she is walking without pain! What a difference from her condition before the hip replacement. We highly recommend Dr.
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and his staff.
- DAN F.
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II had the surgery in April of 2014 at the Hospital For Special Surgery in NYC. The first two weeks were amazingly easy. I was told to do as much as I could and I did. The beginning of the third week, I started to go downhill. I was told it was tendenitis. Since I have had tendonitis, I was doubtful. I was now on a walker and crutches. I kept getting progressively worse. The crutches were beginning to affect my wrists, arms and shoulders and my right leg which had had a gluteus medius tendon reattached in 2008, was beginning to feel the stress of all the weight being placed on that leg. Dr.
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told me that the bone was not liking the post and it could take six months. This was very different from the 4 week recovery that I was
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to believe would be the case. There was no disclosure that it could be anything but perfect. I was told by Dr.
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that I was not putting enough weight on the leg and that I shouldn't use crutches but a cane. I couldn't. I knew the pain was shocking and intense and kept communicating this, but the xray showed nothing. Finally an mri revealed that there was a fissure in the femur bone. At four months, Dr.
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told me recovery could take up to a year, but that at six months, if I really couldn't stand it, he could do a revision by entering again, shortening the post and filling the cavity with glue. At that point, I began looking for a second opinion. I left Dr.
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at 4 months. Cancelled appts and never showed up again. I was never contacted by him or the Hospital for Special Surgery (or rather The Hospital for Special Surgeons), to see how I was or why I had disappeared.
I found Dr. Patrict Meere,whose speciality is revision, at NY
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's Bone and Joint in NYC. He did an MRI and indicated that there was inflamation around the post and that it looked like it wouldn't heal. He said a proper revision would be a posterior replacement as the position of the post in the anterior surgery angled the post towards the femur. If you are old or slightly overweight, there is the possibility that the minute you put weight on the leg, the post breaks through the femur which it had in my case. He did not recomment entering through the anterior place again as there were nerves that could be permenently damaged and did not recommend glue and a smaller post as the femur was injured and he didn't think glue on live, injured bone tissue was a good idea. He suggested a longer post which bypassed the fissure in the femur giving it time to heal and NO GLUE.
I had the surgery with Dr. Meere in October of 2014. In three weeks I was walking with a cane. In six weeks I was back walking without any help. I was contacted by NY Bone and Joint to see how the surgery had gone after two months, and if I had needed any revision or other aid after the surgery. I was very pleased with the follow up of NY Bone and Joine.
I highly advise anyone considering Anterior Hip Surgery to get a second opinion from a Posterior Hip Surgery Surgeon.
Dr. Meere says that he is not recommending it for anyone as he is seeing them fail at six months, 1 1/2 years, etc. He said Dr.
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surgery was good, but the surgery shouldn't have been recommended for me. By the way, In Dr.
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patient notes, he says that I was told that revision would be a possibility, which was a lie. He never painted anything but blue skies about the surgery and my recovery forecast.
Please be careful before you opt for this anterior surgery. I found only positive comments about it on the web. But six months on crutches is brutal. At 73, it is very h****** the rest of your body. I would have been so much better not risking this kind of outcome and doing the posterior surgery from the very beginning. I wanted a speedy recovery. What I got was complete failure. When Dr. Meere opened me up at six months, the ball and post fell out. There was zero healing. Had I not found Dr. Meere, I would have been in serious trouble. Thanks to Dr. Meere, I am now walking two miles a day with my dog.

- Zoe K.
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Very professional, honest. Old school but very educated and knowledgeable. I feel comfortable & confident in his ability to help me with my knees. He is the first doctor that did not just want to rush me into surgery. He was very honest about weight, and go to physical therapy. He treated my condition rather than just operate. Gave supartz injections to help with the pain. Overall very honest, not money hungry, and very capable. The only issue is when he would have to rush into surgery and I had to reschedule, other than that I was very pleased.
- Mark B.
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Dr. Torke was very knowledgable of the type of problem I was experiencing with my knee. He was quite pleasant and professional. I was very supportive of the alternative procedures made available to me. A quality medical experience.
- Alan G.
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Starting with the front desk receptionist
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. She is precious. They are efficient and they are just perfect. They smile, they are helpful and fast and they listen. I could go on forever but they are absolutely perfect for their job. There is nothing that you would not want that they do not do for you. Perfect is only thing I know to say. They came and got me to take me to the room. The doctors nurse
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came to the room. She is very professional. They miss nothing. She was perfect. She took down everything I said, she asked me all kinds of questions and wanted details of everything I have been feeling. She missed nothing. She is the epitome of professional and she is just as sweet as can be. You feel just feel warm and fuzzy while there. They needed x-rays and the doctor wanted to know where I have been since my last x-rays. The x-
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technician was absolute perfect. Dr.
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who is the orthopedic surgeon. I was at a loss for words. He came in and he was the sweetest person with a huge smile on his face. He was very professional and knowledgeable and quick but in no hurry, he did not rush along the process. You are the only person on his mind. He looked at the x-rays and assured me that my knees are in great shape. He kept me very encouraged and he let me know that I was treated like a queen. You cannot top this service in professionalism and knowledge.
- Phylliss R.
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It was excellent. He is an excellent doctor and I couldn't be happier with the surgery. The staff, surgery, or the hospital. I was in the waiting room and the nurse would come in and give me all of the prep work and answer my questions. Then he would come in. It wasn't a long period time. I started reading and then he would come in.
- Carol P.
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He is very good and I recommend him highly. He is young also and very efficient and picks up everything right away I thought that's very good. I will use him again but If God helps me I never want to use him again becausev I don't want to get any injuries. He is very kind to see me again including all the people who work there are very nice and, very pleasant.
- Joyce M.

Knee Replacement Surgeons in Tacoma, WA

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Abim, Dr. Bruce N.

1100 9th ave
Seattle

AMY KONVALIN @ MTI PT

1560 140th Ave NE
Bellevue

Angelo, Dr. Richard L.

12911 120th Ave. NE
Kirkland

Badger, Dr. David S.

12707 120th Ave NE
Kirkland

Ballard Orthopedic & Fracture

1801 NW Market St
Seattle

Bramwell, Dr. Steven T.

12707 120th Ave NE
Kirkland

Cannon, Dr. Christopher P.

904 7th Ave
Seattle

Cartwright, Dr. Jefferson J.

1415 E Kincaid
Mount Vernon

Charles Jung MD

125 16th Ave E
Seattle

Clark, Dr. James E.

1632 116th Ave NE
Bellevue

Downer, Dr. Philip

2409 N 45th St
Seattle

DR. DAVID R DAWSON, MD ORTHOPEDICS

720 S. 320TH ST. STE G
Federal Way

Evergreen Hospital

12303 NE 130th Ln
Kirkland

Flugstad, Dr. Daniel L.

904 7th Ave
Seattle

Fuchs, Dr. Robin

12911 120th Ave NE
Kirkland

Gray, Dr. Richard E.

2420 S Union Ave
Tacoma

Haller, Dr. Ralph T.

1100 Pacific Ave
Everett

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

Havener, Dr. Todd

1100 Pacific Ave
Everett

Helpenstell, Dr. Thomas S.

1625 Mottman Rd SW
Olympia

Herbert Clark MD

9730 3rd Ave NE Ste 201
Seattle

Holland, Dr. Lawrence E.

601 Broadway
Seattle

Idjadi, Dr. Jeremy MD

1231 116th Ave NE
Bellevue

J. Michael Watt, MD

2409 N 45th St
Seattle

Jiganti, Dr. John J.

2420 S Union Ave
Tacoma

John Green MD

1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle

Jonathan Franklin MD

1801 NW Market St
Seattle

King, Dr. Jason C.

751 NE Blakely Dr
Issaquah

Kruger Orthopaedics PLLC

21600 Highway 99
Edmonds

Kuechle, Dr. David K

21600 Highway 99
Edmonds

Lovell, Dr. Timothy

820 S McClellan St
Spokane

Manner, Dr. Paul A.

1700 116th Ave NE
Bellevue

Meditours

1055 Gibson Rd

Mend Medical

19930 Ballinger Way NE
Seattle

MONROE SPORTS THERAPY

PO Box 225
Monroe

MTI Physical Therapy - Bellevue

1560 140th Ave NE
Bellevue

MTI PHYSICAL THERAPY - BELLEVUE

1560 140th Ave NE
Bellevue

MTI Physical Therapy - Fremont

3601 Fremont Avenue N
Seattle

MTI PHYSICAL THERAPY - TACOMA

7808 Pacific Ave
Tacoma

New Leaf Hyperbarics

6450 Tacoma Mall Blvd
Tacoma

Norling, Dr. Gregory J.

12911 120th Ave NE
Kirkland

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

2611 NE 125th St
Seattle

OPA/Proliance Surgeons

601 Broadway
Seattle

Orthopaedic Specialists

4361 Talbot Rd S
Renton

OrthoWashington

12707 120th Ave NE
Kirkland

Oseto, Dr. Matthew

12303 NE 130th Ln
Kirkland

Overlake Bellevue Clinic

1135 116th Ave NE
Bellevue

Peterson, Dr. Charles A

2409 N 45TH ST
Seattle

Peterson, Dr. William W.

615 Lilly Rd NE
Olympia

Platinum Cash Flow Solutions

23632 Highwat 99 Ste F421
Edmonds

ProOrtho, a divn. of Proliance Surgeons

12911 120th Ave NE
Kirkland

Puget Sound Orthopaedics

7308 Bridgeport Way W
Lakewood

Quality Care Physical Therapy

18404 102nd Ave NE
Bothell

Ratcliffe, Dr. Steven S

510 8th Ave NE
Issaquah

REDMOND RIDGE PHYSICAL THERAPY

22500 NE Marketplace Dr
Redmond

Robert, Dr. Ghislaine

22500 NE Marketplace Dr
Redmond

Roger Larson MD

PO Box 50095
Seattle

Rolfe, Dr. Bruce

12303 NE 130th Ln
Kirkland

Schoos, Ali

1260 116th Ave NE
Bellevue

Seattle Orthopedic Institute

601 Broadway
Seattle

Tacoma Orthopedic Surgeons

1608 S J St
Tacoma

Teeny, Dr. Steven M

7308 Bridgeport Way W
Lakewood

The Polyclinc - Ballard

1801 NW Market St
Seattle

The Polyclinic

1145 Broadway
Seattle

The Polyclinic - Broadway

1145 Broadway
Seattle

The WalkEZstore.com

2309 West Smith Valley Road

Toomey, Dr. Eugene P

601 Broadway
Seattle

Totem Lake Family Medicine

11800 NE 128th St
Kirkland

University Of Washington Medical Center

1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle

Valley Medical Center

400 S 43rd Street
Renton

Virginia Mason Bellevue Clinic

222 112th Ave NE
Bellevue

Virginia Mason Federal Way

33501 1st Way S
Federal Way

Virginia Mason Medical Center

33501 1st Way S
Federal Way

Virginia Mason Medical Center

1100 9th Ave
Seattle

WestSound Orthopaedics PS

4409 NW Anderson Hill Rd
Silverdale
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