“PREHABILITATION,” is when a patient starts his or her own Journey to recover before the surgery or necessity of treatment begins.  As Dr. Bramlett developed Prehabilitation it allowed patients to get stronger and educate themselves to understand the intricacies of their condition and improve the status of their comorbidities before surgery.

A key note is that the adult reconstruction total joint world by Prehabilitating our patients, Dr. Bramlett has been able to facilitate more efficient patient engagement, a weight-loss process to facilitate and improve outcomes for the patient, and address and process the comorbidities a patient may have (i.e. previous existing conditions) making the whole process of care effective and easier on the patient.  It has led to national leading data, revealing low in instances of infection. Outpatient quick recovery and cost-effective outcomes for patients and provider.

Prehabilitation begins as soon as each patient is registered for care.  Once the patient is engaged in the clinic process we begin a 4-phase set of educational exercises customized to their diagnosis and condition.  The Prehabilitation (OHS) approach gives each patient started on their journey to recovery.  The patient’s Journey begins before any procedures are performed and includes patient education, exercise, diet, and exercises for strengthening of their range of motion, knee, hip, foot/ankle and shoulder if necessary.

Alabama Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Knee, Hip & Shoulder

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. announces that it has entered into an agreement with Dr. Kenneth Bramlett and the MIS Orthopedic Research and Education Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, to enhance patient and surgeon education methods related to Zimmer Minimally Invasive Solutions (TM) (MIS(TM)) Procedures and Technologies.

Case of the Week - Unicondylar Knee ReplacementDr. Bramlett explains the details of a Partial Knee Replacement

This procedure involves replacing a single compartment of the knee with a custom cobalt chrome implant. This allows for an easier recovery and simpler surgery by comparison to a full knee replacement.