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orthopaedic surgery patient videos

We are committed to helping you through this journey and we have developed an online educational presentation consisting of three videos to prepare you for your surgery, hospital stay and recovery at home.

These videos are intended to be a guide to your surgical procedure. Although we have tried to capture the most common questions, we know you may still have some questions related to your care. Please call the orthopedic surgery navigator or surgical counselor at 202.741.3300 to discuss any questions before or after your procedure.

We thank you for choosing the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The GW Medical Faculty Associates and it is very important to watch each of these videos in their entirety as our goal is to reduce your length of stay at our hospital, improve your experience and satisfaction and reduce any possible complications during your hospital stay.

Preparing for Orthopaedic Surgery — Before Your Surgery (1 of 3)

Preparing for Orthopaedic Surgery — Day of Surgery (2 of 3)

Preparing for Orthopaedic Surgery — Rehab After Surgery (3 of 3)

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Clinical Trials

  • Retrospective Study to Assess the lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF) Surgical Approach (LLIF Retrospective Study)
    This will be a retrospective clinical study involving 80 patients that underwent Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Posterior Pedicle Screw Fixation using the PATRIOT TransContinental or CALIBER-L LLIF Spacer and REVOLVE or REVERE Stabilization Systems.
  • Prospective Study to Evaluate the Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgical Approach (LLIF Prospective Study)
    The objective of this study is to gather clinical data and satisfaction ratings from patients who have undergone the MIS LLIF surgical approach using the Patriot TransContinental, CALIBER-L or INTERCONTINENTAL LLIF Spacer and REVOLVE Stabilization System for qualifying patients with 1-2 contiguous levels of degenerative disc disease (L2-S1) with mechanical low back pain and radicular symptoms. A total of 45 patients between 18 and 80 years of age will be enrolled and followed for 2 years with data collection preoperatively and postoperatively.
  • BioSET Prefix Study
    This study is designed to evaluate the safety and preliminary effectiveness of one coating concentration of Prefix compared to iliac crest bone in approximately 22 skeletally mature subjects diagnosed with degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one vertebral level (L2-S1).
  • A Prospective, Non-randomized, Multi-Center Investigation of All-Suture-based Repair of Horizontal Meniscal Tears (STITCH Study)
    This study is seeking participants who may have a horizontal meniscus tear in their knee. Today it is unknown whether fixing a horizontal meniscus tear will result in a better outcome than the common approach of removing the tear. This research study will document whether a horizontal meniscus tear can hold together and heal if it is repaired with stitches. This study will also document any changes in knee pain and function after the procedure.