Jason S. Holm, MD

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Patient Education

Maximize Your Outcome

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
Proverbs 17:22

Achieving a good outcome for patients is my top priority. This is dependent on many factors and is always done best through a team approach. I will dedicate my best efforts to optimally address injuries through non-operative or surgical measures but the best outcomes are most commonly seen in those patients who are highly motivated to improve.

Good outcomes are attained when we work together on:

  • Understanding and conveying goals
  • Maximizing non-operative management
  • Selecting the best surgical option when necessary
  • Optimizing pre-surgical function – motion, strength, diminished swelling
  • Grasping the basic anatomy and intra-operative goals
  • Eliminating intra-operative complications
  • Minimizing soft tissue injury through less invasive approaches when applicable
  • Obtaining early postoperative pain relief and restoration of motion
  • Communicating well and aligning postoperative expectations
  • Understanding why restrictions are in place and milestones that must be met to move past restrictions
  • Working to develop a shared action plan
  • Appreciating the role of the physical therapist as an educator and facilitator
  • Establishing a home exercise program
  • Having the appropriate amount of patience to allow the body to heal
  • Maintaining a positive attitude
  • Focusing on whole body health – nutrition, cardiovascular fitness, resistance exercises, core strength
  • Taking an active role in recovery and taking responsibility for the actions that may compromise a good recovery

General

Rehab Protocols

Nutrition

Eating the right foods, along with regular exercise, is an important factor in maintaining a healthy body. A well-planned diet may reduce problems such as fatigue, sore muscles/joints, and even injuries that can affect athletic performance. Proper nutrition works two-fold by providing our bodies with the nutrients they need, and by keeping physical stresses to a minimum.

Videos

Additional Resources

ACL Injury: Should it be fixed?
Activities After a Knee Replacement
Additional Resources on the Knee
Adolescent Anterior Knee Pain
Arthritis of the Knee
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Goosefoot (Pes Anserine) Bursitis of the Knee
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Arthroscopy Exercise Guide
Knee Implants
Knee Replacement Exercise Guide
Kneecap (Prepatellar) Bursitis
Meniscal Tear
Meniscal Transplants
Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
Nonsurgical Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Orthopaedists Research Female Knee Problems
Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
Osteonecrosis of the Knee
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Rotating Platform/Mobile-bearing Knees
Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)
The Knee
Total Knee Replacement
Unstable Kneecap
Viscosupplementation Treatment for Arthritis