CHESAPEAKE – Recently, after months of extensive research, planning and collaboration, Eric S. Neff, MD performed South Hampton Roads’ first total joint replacement (TJR) surgery in a free-standing, ambulatory surgery center. After a successful total knee replacement (TKR) procedure at the Surgery Center of Chesapeake, 844 Battlefield Blvd., Dr. Neff’s 63-year-old patient went home that afternoon for recovery.

An Orthopaedic Surgeon with Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists, Dr. Neff performed the same-day TKR with advanced anesthesia for pain management that included regional nerve blocks and non-opioid prescriptions. Neff used DePuy Synthes’ SIGMA Knee Systems with 3D technology and a customized joint from TruMatch Personalized Solutions. The whole procedure lasted a little more than an hour.

“I’m really glad I was able to help my patient meet his goals for this surgery,” said Dr. Neff. “He made it clear he wanted to minimize his out-of-pocket costs, streamline his recovery and get back to work. The ambulatory surgery center was a good fit for this patient and this knee replacement surgery.”

Dr. Neff’s patient said he is very pleased and feels that it’s “going a little bit easier” than the last knee surgery he had. “This time they had me up and walking five hours after surgery. The last one took five weeks.”

Prior to surgery, the patient was required to attend a class to learn the exercises that would be part of his at-home recovery. He also received education about preparing his home for post-surgical care. He should be able to complete his physical therapy at home in about six to eight weeks. Then he’ll be able to return to normal activity.

This total knee replacement success at the Surgery Center of Chesapeake means that Dr. Neff will be able to offer out-patient total knee replacement and recovery at home to other patients that meet the necessary criteria.

About Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists

Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists is a physician owned practice with 23 orthopaedic surgeons, 6 Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners, and 20 Physical and Occupational Therapists. There are 6 office and physical therapy locations in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Virginia. Each clinical site has x-ray and casting capabilities. Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists’ provide diagnosis, treatment and surgery for the orthopaedic injuries, deformities and arthritis in all areas of the body. AOS providers have specialty training in widest array of orthopaedic specialty areas including spine, scoliosis, hands, shoulder, foot, ankle, knee, pain management, and Sports Medicine.

Medical appointments can be made at (757)321-3360. Walk-in care without appointment is available at AOS’ Chesapeake office, 733 Volvo Parkway. In addition to the Virginia Beach offices listed above and the Chesapeake office on Volvo Pkwy, appointments are available AOS’ Norfolk offices at 844 Kempsville Rd. and 160 Kingsley Ln.

To learn more about this, please contact:

Julia Lagergren, Marketing Manager
230 Clearfield Ave, Ste 124
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Office: (757) 321-3322
Fax: (757) 321-3315