Different Types of Cartilage in the knee
Tuesday, 09 November 2021 / Published in Knee Cartilage
Different Types of Cartilage in the Knee
Over the course of our lives, we are likely to face an issue with our knees, whether it is an acute injury or a degenerative disease. In fact, an estimated 25% of adults are struggling with pain in this joint. When you feel pain, it could be a problem with the muscles, ligaments, or the
Longevity of Joint Replacement Devices
The longevity of a joint replacement is a common concern for patients – so much so that it’s often the reason for them delaying surgery.  They fear the device might deteriorate and they won’t experience restored functionality long enough to make surgery worthwhile. With the goal of restoring the patient’s health and physical capabilities, Dr.
Mako To Debut at Specialty Surgery Center, Fall 2021
TJN Orthopedics is excited to announce the arrival of the Mako Robot to Specialty Surgery Center, an independent healthcare facility at which Dr. Gregory H. Tchejeyan performs outpatient surgical procedures.   The Mako surgical robotic arm assists surgeons with minimally invasive procedures through small incisions.  “One of the advantages of MAKO robotic-assisted joint replacement is that
Xray vs mri
Tuesday, 19 October 2021 / Published in Full Knee, MRI, Xray
X-ray vs MRI
Oftentimes, patients experiencing knee pain visit an orthopedist toward the end of a long healthcare journey.  More than half of Dr. Tchejeyan’s patients come to him after they’ve already met with a primary care doctor, physical therapist, rheumatologist, or chiropractor.  With each case, the initial patient perception is that the MRI is the test of
UKA now vs TKA Later
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 / Published in TKA, UAK
UKA now vs TKA Later
Your knee may be causing you pain; you may be intensely suffering from arthritis in your joints –  but when should you decide to go ahead and have joint replacement surgery?   Many patients put up with joint pain longer than necessary, but most surgeons will suggest not waiting until you reach a point of unbearable
Tuesday, 05 October 2021 / Published in Arthritis, hip joint, Physical Therapy
Proper Diagnosis
In today’s world of what Dr. Tchejeyan jokingly refers to as, “Dr. Google”, people often search their symptoms on the web and misdiagnose themselves.  This causes unnecessary anxiety and concern for so many people. Even as patients seek advice about joint pain from their primary care doctors, their condition may be misinterpreted because of their
Functionality Post Surgery
One of the most common misconceptions that Dr. Tchejeyan has encountered through decades in orthopedics is that patients will have limited mobility after undergoing joint replacement surgery. Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, Dr. Tchejeyan makes it his primary goal to remove pain and restore function in his patients. He’s been doing
All About Anesthesia
Friday, 17 September 2021 / Published in Anesthesia
All About Anesthesia
During orthopedic surgery, anesthesia is one-way surgeons minimize pain or discomfort to the patient. There are three main types of pain-blocking anesthesia – general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and local anesthesia. General Anesthesia With general anesthesia, the patient feels no pain.  The drug propofol is usually administered intravenously.  Propofol provides three things necessary for a pain-free
The Benefits of Outpatient Surgery
Friday, 10 September 2021 / Published in Outpatient Surgery
The Benefits of Outpatient Surgery
The field of medicine is always evolving, and the orthopedic specialty is no exception.  Quite recently, outpatient procedures have seen an evolution towards safer and more efficient processes that provide a host of benefits to the surgeon and the patient alike.   Shorter Hospital Stays Many procedures that once required lengthy hospital stays have evolved to
4 Ways We Manage Surgical Pain
Friday, 03 September 2021 / Published in Pain Management, Spinal Blocks
4 Ways We Manage Surgical Pain
Too often, patients avoid a necessary joint replacement surgery for fear of limited mobility and a painful recovery.  The truth is, pain management has come a long way in the last few decades, making orthopedic surgery both more accessible and less burdensome to patients. At TJN Orthopedics, many measures are taken before, during, and after