Medical Travel Today Feature on Patrick C. Toy, M.D.

Since 1909, Campbell Clinic has provided unsurpassed patient care and has been recognized as the leader in teaching and research in orthopaedic surgery. The doctors at Campbell Clinic are dedicated to their patients and are always looking for ways to better serve them through advancing orthopaedic techniques.Dr. Patrick Toy Campbell Clinic

Dr. Patrick Toy is no exception to these doctors. Starting to perform direct anterior total hip replacement surgery at Campbell Surgery Center in 2013, Dr. Toy has allowed some patients to undergo this surgery in an outpatient setting. He has treated patients from all over the world, and is often looked at for consideration by patients wanting hip replacement surgery.

“I joined the Campbell Clinic staff as an orthopaedic surgeon in 2009 after completing a fellowship at The University of Florida,” said Toy. “Prior to that, I obtained my medical degree at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2003 and finished a residency through the UT- Campbell Clinic program in 2008. My areas of specialty include total joint replacement surgery- both hips and knees- as well as sports medicine and orthopaedic oncology.”

Campbell Clinic is an innovator in the field of orthopaedic surgery, and that’s something that’s stayed true for over a century. Campbell Clinic is a full-service orthopaedic practice, and specializes in sports medicine, total joint replacement, as well as the treatment of all musculoskeletal injuries and diseases.

Total joint replacement surgery has emerged as a high-demand orthopaedic procedure, thanks to the large number of baby boomer patients, who are now in their 50s, 60s, and 70s,” said Toy.

The main concern coming from these patients is that they will have to spend several days or weeks in the hospital, with some even worrying they won’t be able to return to physical activity after they have had their surgery. Dr. Toy offers good news to those patients.

“Surgery can now be performed on an outpatient basis for some patients, and most athletes can return to low-impact, moderate fitness activities if they take the recommended precautions,” said Toy.

Campbell Clinic normally treats more than 180,000 patients per year and is one of only a few centers in the U.S. that offers same-day, outpatient joint replacement. With several hundred patients receiving outpatient joint replacement last year at Campbell Clinic, Toy predicts this is where the future of this industry is headed.

“As more and more surgeons develop protocols to move eligible cases into the outpatient setting, this is going to become a more popular and accessible option for patients.”

This article originally appeared on Medical Travel Today.

It’s Men’s Health Month: How healthy are you?

Taking care of your health at any age is important, but throughout the month of June, anchored by a Congressional health education program, screenings, health education and outreach activities are being pushed to inform men on what they could be at risk for and what they need to improve on as a part of Men’s Health Month.

The goal of this month is to spread awareness of early detection and treatment of health issues among men, encouraging regular check-ups and general education about overall health.

Men’s Health Month is symbolized by the color blue, with Wear Blue Day taking place June 16. People are encouraged to wear blue on this day in support of the Month, creating a better understanding of some of the issues that men face.

Did you know?

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men, with cancer not too far behind.
  • On average, men live five years less than women.
  • Approximately 30,000 men in the U.S. die each year from prostate cancer. Men who lead active lifestyles with prostate cancer have a better survival rate than those who are not active. Regular physical activity has great health impacts on overall health, and men who demonstrate three or more hours of healthy exercise actually lower their risk of prostate cancer by 61 percent.

Bone and joint problems vary by gender, meaning treatment and recovery are different for both men and women. This month, make it a point to set up an appointment if you’re feeling any aches or pains. Not receiving the proper treatment only allows for aliments to worsen.

Below are a few orthopedic conditions that men are at higher risk for.

  • Fractures in their fingers and hands.
  • Complications with osteoporosis and hip fractures, developing conditions like pneumonia and systemic infections after a hip fracture.
  • More likely to have a soft-tissue injury like tears to an Achilles tendon or an arm-muscle injury.
  • Men, as they get older, can develop not only osteoporosis, but also rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid problems.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing any of these orthopedic issues, please contact Campbell Clinic to meet with a physician. For more information, visit our website.

For more information on Men’s Health Month, visit: www.menshealthmonth.org.