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.

Bicycle Safety

Spring has sprung! Before you and your family break out the bicycles, it’s important to be mindful of important safety practices.

Research shows that more than 80 million Americans use their bikes for recreation, exercise and transportation. Of the 80 million, more than 1.3 million reported cycling-related injuries in 2014.

Minimize your risks by maintaining awareness of the type of injuries that commonly occur while cycling. These injuries most often include minor scrapes and bruises, but also can be more serious, causing fractures, muscle strains and sprains – specifically, broken collar bones and wrists.

Prevent injuries by practicing the following safety tips:

  • Protect your head and brain by wearing a helmet. Studies show this can reduce your risks for injury by 85 percent. The helmet should fit snugly, but comfortably, and shouldn’t obstruct your vision. Securely fasten the helmet with a chin strap.
  • Obey the rules of the road. Familiarize yourself with the surrounding areas of your route. Each city and state has established biking guidelines, and bikers are responsible for following traffic signs and lights, as well as signaling turns.
  • Be defensive. Drivers often do not see cyclists, so it’s important to ride proactively in case you may need to avoid a collision. Be particularly cautious at intersections.
  • Choose your route wisely. Avoid roadways known for high traffic. If possible within your city, stick to streets with designated bicycle lanes.
  • Cut out distractions. Don’t obstruct your sense by listening to loud music with headphones and don’t text while riding.
  • Remain visible at night. Wear bright fluorescent colors and reflectors. Your bike should also have a working tail light and headlight.
  • Don’t drink and ride. Alcohol and cycling don’t mix.
  • Be weary of road conditions. If it’s raining or your area is expecting inclement weather of any kind, it may be best to skip cycling for the day (or stick to indoor riding).
  • Keep your bicycle updated. Check the brakes, tires, gears, and all components regularly, just as you would with your car.
  • Bikes are not one-size-fits-all, so adjust the seat accordingly.
  • Dress the part. Loose clothing and improper footwear can cause multiple problems.
  • Pace yourself. Cycling is tough work, and it’s important to avoid overexerting yourself.
  • Switch up your riding form. This will reduce stress on pressure points.
  • Hydration is key. Make sure you carry water with you on long rides.
  • If you’re riding with children, supervise them at all times.

Suffering from a cycling-related injury? Visit one of Campbell Clinic’s five locations.

For more information about Campbell Clinic, please visit our website.

This blog post was adapted from AAOS.