Silicon Valley Orthopaedics Concurs on the Downsides of Delaying Joint Replacement Surgery Highlighted in New Zimmer Biomet Study in USA Today

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The recent nationwide survey sponsored by Zimmer Biomet indicates that nearly half of Americans who planned to have a joint replacement procedure this year have delayed treatment due to fears stemming from the coronavirus crisis.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The study, commissioned by medical device company Zimmer Biomet, was detailed in a recent article published on October 28th, 2020, in USA TODAY titled, "5 Reasons to Reconsider Delaying Joint Replacement Surgery." In response to the study, the article encourages hesitant patients to consider moving ahead with knee replacement surgery, even with questions and stress related to COVID-19. The article also explains that 82% of patients who do move ahead of reported feeling safe during their procedure.

Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds of Silicon Valley Orthopaedics concur with the findings of the study, as some of their patients who are living with pain have expressed apprehension with moving forward with knee and other joint replacement surgery due to COVID-19. Gay and Kerisimasi urge patients to contemplate the reasons outlined in the article when determining if they should continue to delay or move forward with surgery.

Patients at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics pondering joint replacement surgery can be assured that all of the required elements to ensure robust coronavirus safety protocols during surgical procedures have been implemented. In addition, SVO uses advanced technology with joint replacement procedures. This helps to provide greater accuracy in implant placement, enabling quicker surgery times and a faster recovery, further reducing COVID-19 exposure opportunities.
"As experts in the field, we fully understand the risks and downsides of delaying joint replacement surgery. Certain patients still need to consider having surgery when conservative or joint preservation treatments are not viable options for eliminating pain and restoring function," says Dr. Nic Gay

"At SVO, our team spends a great deal of time counseling and providing information to our patients so they can make the best decision regarding joint replacement surgery during the pandemic," explains Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds

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