Thomas K. Comfort, MD

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Patient Education

Patient Education

Cortisone Injection Information
Review information about cortisone including the injection procedure, post-injection care, side effects and rare complications.

Patient Education Videos

TCO EXCEL Orthopedic Surgery
Learn about the EXCEL Program offered at Twin Cities Orthopedics. This innovative program includes top surgical care, optimal patient experience, improved patient outcomes and lower health care costs.

Knee Replacement Animation
View a step-by-step illustration of a total knee replacement.

PKR Animation
View a step-by-step illustration of a partial knee replacement.

Total Hip Replacement Animation
View a step-by-step illustration of a total hip replacement.

Surgical Video – Posterior Total Hip Replacement
View an actual operation video for a posterior total hip replacement.

Physical Therapy Protocols

Knee

Patellar Tendon Repair
Review the patellar tendon repair protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

ACL Reconstruction
Review the ACL reconstruction protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Knee Arthroscopy
Review the knee arthroscopy protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Knee Arthroscopy (Meniscus Repair)
Review the knee arthroscopy meniscus repair protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Total Knee Replacement
Review information about a total knee replacement protocol including how the surgery is performed and questions you can address with your physician.

Total Knee Arthroplasty
Review the total knee arthroplasty protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Unicompartmental Arthroplasty
Review the unicompartmental arthroplasty protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Patella Femoral Syndrome
Review the patellar femoral syndrome protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Partial Knee Replacement
Review information about a partial knee replacement protocol including knee anatomy, patient criteria, implant materials and design, preparation for surgery, how the surgery is performed, post-operative care and questions you can address with your physician.

Knee Arthroscopy (Lateral Release)
Review the partial knee arthroscopy (lateral release) protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Hip

Hip Bursitis
Review the hip bursitis protocol to learn about strengthening exercises and hip range of motion.

Hip Arthroscopy (CAM Recession)
Review the hip arthroscopy (CAM recession) protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Hip Arthroscopy (Microfracture)
Review the hip arthroscopy (microfracture) protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Total Hip Arthroplasty
Review the total hip arthroplasty protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Total Hip Replacement
Review information about a total hip replacement protocol including how the surgery is performed and questions you can address with your doctor.

Quadriceps Tendon Repair
Review the quadriceps tendon repair protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Shoulder

Rotator Cuff Repair (Large Tear)
Review the rotator cuff repair (large tear) protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Rotator Cuff Repair (Medium Tear)
Review the rotator cuff repair (medium tear) protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Rotator Cuff Repair (Small Tear)
Review the rotator cuff repair (small tear) protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Total Shoulder Replacement
Review the total shoulder replacement protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Arthroscopic Bankart (SLAP Suture) Repair
Review the arthroscopic Bankart/SLAP suture repair protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Rotator Cuff Decompression
Review the rotator cuff decompression protocol in order to track post-surgery activity progression and expected goals.

Pre-Op Education

Total Joint Patient Information
Review pre-operative patient education about a total joint replacement. This includes information about risks, blood clot and infection prevention, physical therapy, medication management, reasons surgery would be canceled, hospital stay expectations and pre-operative history and physical completion.

EXCEL Outpatient Total Joint Program
Learn about the EXCEL Program including its offering, pre-operative education class information, procedure and recovery expectations, physical therapy locations and conditions that may exclude you from the EXCEL Program.

Knee

ACL Reconstruction
Review information about an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear of the knee reconstruction including, how the cruciate ligament tears, how the surgery is performed and post-operative expectations.

Knee Osteoarthritis
Review information about knee osteoarthritis and learn about osteoarthritis onset, diagnosis and recommended treatment.

Meniscus Tear
Review information about a meniscus tear including how the meniscus tears, how the surgery is performed and post-operative expectations.

Hip

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
Review information about a femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) including FAI onset, associated symptoms, how the surgery is performed and post-operative expectations.

Hip Osteoarthritis
Review information about hip osteoarthritis and learn about osteoarthritis onset, diagnosis and recommended treatment.

Labral Tear of the Hip
Review information about a labral tear of the hip including onset, symptoms, how the surgery is performed and post-operative expectations.

Shoulder

Rotator Cuff Tear
Review information about rotator cuff tears including onset, diagnosis, treatment, how the surgery is performed and post-operative expectations.

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Review information about rotator cuff tendonitis and learn about onset, diagnosis and recommended treatment.

Post-Op Education

Rotator Cuff Repair
Review information about a rotator cuff repair including how to manage activity, pain control, dressing management and physical therapy.

ACL Reconstruction
Review information about an ACL reconstruction including how to manage activity, pain control, dressing management and physical therapy.

Knee Arthroscopy
Review information about a knee arthroscopy including how to manage activity, pain control, dressing management and physical therapy.

Understanding Knee, Hip & Ankle Pain
Learn more about knee, hip and ankle pain and treatment options.