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Bike to the Ballpark with Covenant Clinic this summer!

Riding your bicycle can save in medical costs, protect you against cancer, make it less likely you will get sick, and help you get more fit, lean, and happy all at once! That’s why Covenant Clinic and the Waterloo Bucks encourage you and your family to Bike to the Ballpark when the team takes the field this summer!

Riverfront Stadium is conveniently located just off the paved Cedar Valley Lakes Trail, which winds through Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Evansdale.

Covenant Clinic Bicycle Parking will be available directly inside the main entrance to Riverfront Stadium and will provide Bucks baseball fans with a safe, secure, and easy-to-use location to park their bikes at each game during the season.

Every Sunday home game is Covenant Clinic Bike to the Ballpark Day. The first 50 fans on a bicycle are able to enter to win a $100 gift card to Bike Tech to be drawn at the last Sunday home game of the season.

The Waterloo Bucks have five Sunday home games scheduled this summer:
June 3 Willmar Stingers
June 10 Eau Claire Express
June 17 St. Cloud Rox
July 15 Eau Claire Express
July 22 Thunder Bay Border Cats
August 12 Rochester Honkers
We hope to see you and your family at Riverfront Stadium this summer!

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May 18

Upcoming May Joint Camp


The key to a successful surgery is preparation and follow-up care. Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Iowa has a program for patients that are considering a total joint replacement surgery.

Covenant Clinic Orthopedic Surgery will host its monthly Total Joint Replacement Camp at 6:00 p.m. in the West Dining Room at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls on Monday, May 21. This program will provide patient education about joint replacement surgery.

The program includes a brief presentation from joint replacement experts who work in areas including nursing, discharge planning, and therapy. As patients become more informed, they can play an important role in advancing their own recovery and healing process.

The seminar is free and patients can call 319-272-7200 for more information.

May 21

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sartori Memorial Hospital
515 College Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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September 6

Anterior versus posterior: Does surgical approach impact hip replacement outcomes?

ORLANDO, Fla.—The surgical approach to total hip replacement (THR)—either from the front of the body or the side/back (anterior versus posterior)—has no impact on outcomes six months after surgery, according to research presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Total hip replacement is extremely common with more than 300,000 surgeries performed in the U.S. each year. Traditionally, most THRs have been done through a posterior approach, where the surgeon accesses the hip through the side or buttocks. More recently, anterior approach surgeries, where the surgeon enters the body through the front of the hip, have gained popularity. However, there remains a great deal of conflicting information as to which approach results in the best outcomes, in the least amount of time following surgery.

The new study involved 274 patients who underwent THR between June 2012 and August 2014 with a surgeon either exclusively performing a direct anterior approach to THR, or a surgeon exclusively performing a posterior approach. The average patient age was 65, and the average body mass index, 28 (a BMI ≥30 is considered obese). Using patient reported outcomes and Hip Disability and Osteoarthritis Outcomes Scores, researchers compared the two groups of patients on pre- and post-surgical pain, other symptoms, function in daily living, function in sports and recreation, and hip-related quality of life.

There were no significant differences in outcomes between the two groups before or after surgery, according to the results.

“Both direct anterior and posterior surgical approaches for THR yield excellent, equivalent results as reported by patients,” said lead study author Mike Cremins, PhD, PA-C. “The surgical approach alone is not the singular variable that yields a difference in six-month postoperative outcome.”

“Patients considering THR should ask their orthopedic surgeon about the surgeon’s surgical approach experience and preference,” said co-author and orthopaedic surgeon John Grady-Benson, MD. “A preoperative shared decison making discussion should always incorporate risks and potential benefits of any surgical approach to THR, as well as help patients understand what they can do before and after surgery to optimize outcomes.”

Quoted from aaos.org

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