T.J. Panek, MD

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Patient Education

Pre-Op Discussion

Total Hip Evaluation Discussion
Review patient education for total hip replacement. Learn more about the procedure and a recovery timeline.

Total Knee Evaluation Discussion
Review patient education for total knee replacement. Learn more about the procedure and a recovery timeline.

Rehabilitation Protocols

ACL-PTG Reconstruction Protocol
Review a proper post-op protocol following ACL-PTG reconstruction. Learn more about the progression through each stage of the rehabilitation program.

Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression Protocol
Review a proper post-op protocol following arthroscopic subacromial decompression. Learn more about the progression through each stage of the rehabilitation program.

Conservative Impingement Syndrome Protocol
Review a proper rehabilitation protocol for the conservative treatment of impingement syndrome. Learn more about the stretching and strengthening exercises used to return to normal activity.

Patellar Tendon Rupture Repair Protocol
Review a proper rehabilitation protocol following patellar tendon rupture repair. Learn more about general precautions and the progression through the rehabilitation program.

Standard Open or Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Protocol
Review a proper rehabilitation protocol following standard open or arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Learn more about the progression through each stage of the rehabilitation program.

Total Hip Arthroplasty Protocol
Review a proper rehabilitation protocol following total hip arthroplasty. Learn more about the progression through each phase of the rehabilitation program.

Total Knee Arthroplasty Program
Review a proper rehabilitation program following total knee arthroplasty. Learn more about strategies for success, general precautions and the progression through each phase of the rehabilitation program.

Discharge Instructions

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACL) Discharge Instructions
Review discharge instructions following ACL reconstruction. Learn more about wound care, pain management, common side effects after surgery and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Discharge Instructions
Review discharge instructions following total hip arthroplasty. Learn more about wound care and pain management.

Discharge Instructions – Caring for your Surgical Drain at Home
Review instructions for caring for your surgical drain at home. Learn more about emptying the drain and drain removal.

Knee Arthroscopy Discharge Instructions
Review discharge instructions following knee arthroscopy. Learn more about wound care, pain management, common side effects after surgery and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Knee Exercises
Review recommended knee exercises following surgery.

Rotator Cuff Repair Discharge Instructions
Review discharge instructions following rotator cuff repair. Learn more about the procedure, including wound care, pain management, common side effects after surgery and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Shoulder Active Assistive Range of Motion
Review recommended active assistive shoulder exercises following surgery.

Shoulder Exercises
Review recommended shoulder exercises following surgery.

Shoulder Passive Range of Motion
Review recommended passive shoulder exercises following surgery.

Total Knee Arthroplasty Discharge Instructions
Review discharge instructions following total knee arthroplasty. Learn more about wound care and pain management.

Using Your Crutches
Review instructions on how to use your crutches following surgery. Learn more about the proper fit of your crutches and instructions on the proper way to stand, sit, walk, climb and get in and out of a car.

Videos

Posterior Total Hip Replacement Surgical Video
This surgical video features a posterior total hip replacement performed by Dr. Panek. The patient has osteoarthritis, or wear and tear arthritis of the hip, causing pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion which has persisted despite efforts to control symptoms with non-operative means. The operation is performed in the operating room with the patient under general or spinal anesthesia.

Total Knee Replacement with Dr. Panek
Learn more about total knee replacement, including the typical candidate for this procedure and what causes pain in the knee.

TCO EXCEL Orthopedic Surgery & Recovery
Experience the difference with TCO’s EXCEL Surgery & Recovery program. Learn more here.

Publications

Strength Training Reduces the Risk of Knee Injury
Dr. Panek shares the importance of strength training to reduce the risk of knee injury.

Optimism Abound for Arthritis Sufferers
Dr. Panek shares treatment options for osteoarthritis of the hip, including surgical and nonsurgical options.