Zachary P. Arntson, DO

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Patient Education

General Instructions

Cast Care
Follow these 10 general guidelines when caring for your cast.

Post-Operative Shoulder Sling
Review these instructions on how to wear your post-operative shoulder sling as you recover from surgery.

Anterior Hip Replacement

Anterior Total Hip Replacement Post-Operative Care
Review these discharge instructions, specific to your anterior total hip replacement, as they will help you as you transition home and address wound care, physical therapy, pain medication and more.

Hip Osteoarthritis
Learn more about what happens to the hip joint as the joint wears over time, the causes of hip osteoarthritis, symptoms and treatment.

4 hours after Left Anterior Hip Replacement by Dr. Arntson
Watch a patient walk 4 hours after his left anterior hip replacement performed by Dr. Arntson.

4 hours after Anterior Hip Replacement by Dr. Arntson
Watch a patient walk 4 hours after his right anterior hip replacement performed by Dr. Arntson.

4 hours after Right Anterior Hip Replacement by Dr. Arntson
Watch a patient walk 4 hours after his right anterior hip replacement performed by Dr. Arntson.

Videos:

Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
View a step-by-step illustration of an anterior approach hip replacement.

Total Hip Replacement, Anterior Approach
View a step-by-step illustration of an anterior approach total hip replacement.

Knee Replacement

Knee Arthroscopy Pre-Op Information
Review how to prepare before your knee replacement, what to expect the day of surgery and what your recovery may involve. In addition, learn about the risks associated with knee arthroscopy compared to the risks of not having surgery.

Knee Osteoarthritis and Total Knee Replacement
Learn about the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis and how it can be treated with a total knee replacement.

Post-Operative Care for ACL Reconstruction
Review proper post-operative care following your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and what to do if you have any concerns.

Post-Operative Care for Knee Arthroscopy
Review proper post-operative care following your knee arthroscopy and what to do if you have any concerns.

Post-Operative Care for Total Knee or Partial Knee Arthroplasty
Review proper post-operative care following your total knee or partial knee arthroplasty including scheduling physical therapy visits, when to take pain medication and what to do if you have any concerns.

Videos:

Total Knee Replacement (Wright)
View a step-by-step illustration of a total knee replacement.

Shoulder Replacement

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
This document is a physical therapy protocol for an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Your physical therapist will review this as they track your progress.

Pre-Operative Care for Shoulder Arthroscopy
Review how to prepare for your shoulder surgery, what to expect the day of surgery and the risks associated with shoulder arthroscopy compared to the risks of not having surgery.

Post-Operative Care for Shoulder Arthroscopy
Review proper post-operative care following your shoulder arthroscopy including what to eat, when to take pain medication and what to do if you have any concerns.

Post-Operative Care for Total or Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
Review proper post-operative care following your total or reverse shoulder arthroplasty including when to take pain medication, what to eat and what to do if you have any concerns.

Shoulder Osteoarthritis and Shoulder Replacement
Learn about shoulder osteoarthritis symptoms and how it can be treated with a shoulder replacement.

Total Shoulder Replacement
This document is a physical therapy protocol for a total shoulder replacement. Your physical therapist will review this as they track your progress.

Videos:

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
View a step-by-step illustration of a reverse total shoulder replacement.

Total Shoulder Replacement
View a step-by-step illustration of a total shoulder replacement.