Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates is delighted to welcome Jennifer Peterson, MD, to our practice! Dr. Peterson and her family recently moved to Tulsa after she completed an Adult Reconstruction Fellowship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. We welcome you to Tulsa and the practice, Dr. Peterson!
Dr. Peterson completed medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Dr. Peterson is an avid swimmer, and she was was a Swimming Olympic Trials Qualifier and Competitor in 2008.
Dr. Peterson specializes in hip and knee replacements and hip and knee revisions. She utilizes the direct anterior hip approach, a minimally invasive technique, when appropriate. She also performs robotic total knee and robotic partial knee replacements, which allows her to use computed tomography (CT) scans to build a virtual model of the patient’s knee.
Dr. Peterson is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Peterson is now accepting new patients! Click here to request an appointment, or call 918-392-1400.
Have you recently had a hip or knee surgery and are worried about making it through TSA with the new metal plate in your body?
The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons has created an excellent video that shows you the one thing you need to know to make it through security.
Tulsa Bone & Joint is on the cutting edge of orthobiologic therapy. Patients can rest assured that our physicians take an honest, direct approach to this treatment.
While “orthobiologics” are an exciting medical breakthrough, the treatment is not yet covered by insurance since it is not FDA approved. Our physicians are upfront about that fact and about sharing with a patient how effective they expect the biologics therapy to be.
“Orthobiologic” injections are never a cure for arthritis, for example.
“I believe these biologic injections are here to stay, and we will have more indications for orthopedic use as more research emerges,” says Tony Jabbour, MD. “We strive at Tulsa Bone & Joint to have honest discussions with our patients based on scientific proof.”
Dr. Jabbour has used Autologous Conditioned Plasma or ACP to treat pain in his own knees, but he is careful to point out that the treatment is not an arthritis cure. ACP has been proven to decrease knee arthritis inflammation in an FDA-sanctioned study. ACP is still not covered by insurance.
“There is also lots of misinformation regarding what is truly an “orthobiologic” (bone marrow, fat) versus growth factor injections (platelet rich plasma – PRP, ACP, or concentrated amniotic fluid). We are extremely cautious on when to recommend them. PRP has been shown in a peer-reviewed study to treat chronic tendon problems such as Tennis Elbow. PRP is still not covered by insurance,” Dr. Jabbour says.
“Be careful if someone is pushing you hard to pay thousands of dollars in their office or at a so-called seminar. Most claims regarding knee arthritis, at these seminars, have not been confirmed to be cures. The graphics on some marketing videos or lectures can be dazzling. Please get your doctor to stick to the facts. They need to be honest about this still being an investigational treatment without FDA approval, and not covered by insurance. Be cautious if your medical information and indications’ source is from Facebook, or other social media,” Dr. Jabbour says.
The physicians at Tulsa Bone & Joint who practice orthobiologics believe there is a place for such treatments, but that they need to be conducted in a safe, professional and ethical manner.
“We first determine if established, insurance-covered, standard practices of medical care have been exhausted before moving on to these treatments,” says Keith Stanley, MD. “We would advise patients who pursue these treatments to do so through physicians (MD or DO) who can clearly establish this as a part of their specific medical practice.”
Dr. Stanley cautions patients exploring the possibility of orthobiologics treatments to be wary of medical practices that are trying to sell a special package in order to make a quick dollar. “Your treatments should be through a legitimate practice in the area of orthopedics and sports medicine.”
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with one of our credentialed physicians to discuss the possibility of orthobiologic treatments, call 918-392-1400.
Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates celebrated the groundbreaking of its Union Pines Surgery Center and additional campus expansion on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
Once completed, the new Union Pines Surgery Center will be the first of its kind in Oklahoma, offering 23:59 care inside the surgery center with optional overnight stays in a separate, onsite “stay center” for patient convenience. Tulsa Bone & Joint has owned the surgery center since 2000, moved the facility to the Tulsa Bone & Joint campus in 2006, and is now embarking on the next phase.
The new surgery center will include:
- Eight larger operating rooms with laminar flow
- Two designated pain management rooms
- 16 semi-private admit/discharge rooms for surgery
- Five beds in surgery center for 24-hour stays
A separate, onsite “stay center” will host 11 overnight rooms with support spaces, a lobby, a café and a conference room. The new surgery center will allow the practice to perform more surgeries on site, particularly joint replacement/adult reconstruction procedures.
The surgery center expansion will remodel and build onto the existing physical therapy building. During the campus expansion, physical therapy will temporarily move to Tulsa Bone & Joint’s building on the south end of the main campus, 4812 S. 109th E. Ave. When the project is complete, the redesigned physical therapy and hand therapy will move to the space where Union Pines is currently, 4800 S. 109th E. Ave.
“We are excited to take this step, which will allow us to further our ability to offer convenient, high quality and safe surgical care all on one campus,” said Linda Gunter, CEO of Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates.
The project is a joint venture with St. John/Ascension. The contractor is Flintco, and the architect is HFG Architecture. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2020.
To honor our 31 amazing doctors, we are starting a Doctor of the Month tribute. The Doctor of the Month for May is John C. Balbas, MD. Dr. Balbas is a sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement and a number of procedures for the shoulders, knees, hips, elbows, and ankles. To top it off, Dr. Balbas is also the Physician for Broken Arrow High School. To find out more or to make an appointment with Dr. Balbas, call 918-392-1400.