Value News Articles - Dr. Ronald S. LaButti

Your Surgeon Can Make the Difference

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: December 2013

When Patsy Wessel, 73, of Oilton, Oklahoma, had knee replacement surgery with Dr. Ronald S. LaButti last year, she was coming off a prior knee surgery.

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On the Go Again

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2013

In September of 2012, Phyllis Pope of Broken Arrow had her right knee replaced by Dr. Ronald S. LaButti. “When I was young, I liked to jump out of trees and off of rooftops,” says Phyllis.

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Hips Hurt No More

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2013

Dolores Qualls, of Pryor, Oklahoma, has had total hip replacement surgeries for both hips with Dr. Ronald S. LaButti. “I was having great pain in the upper area of my left leg and hip,” Dolores says.

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Fit to Teach Zumba after Knee Surgery

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2013

Jennifer Coffey is a certified fitness instructor in Tulsa who is passionate about helping her clients become fit, healthy and happy.

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Not Just Any Knee Doc

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2013

When Judy Bates of Chelsea, Okla. had Dr. LaButti perform a replacement on her right knee, she had two main goals – to walk without a limp and to walk up and down stairs normally.

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Regain Your Footing

By: Sara Dale | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2013

The activity level of Toby Jenkins, Executive Director of Oklahomans for Equality, is leaps and bounds above what it once was.

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Pain-Free Knees, Please

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2013

In the last year, Kathy Stone, of Poteau, has had both knees replaced by Dr. Ronald S. LaButti.

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Get Hip to Dr. LaButti

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2013

n 2012, Kathy Hill, of Tulsa, had her right hip replaced by Dr. Ronald LaButti. “I’d had my left hip replaced in 2003,” Kathy says.

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Two Knee Replacements, One Surgeon

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2013

Leroy Moore, of Tulsa, had both knees replaced with Dr. Ronald LaButti. “I had cartilage removed from my left knee in 1969 and had the same ­operation on the right knee in 1983,” Leroy says.

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Relief After 30 Years of Knee Pain

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2013

Gary Raleigh, of Owasso, turned to Dr. Ronald LaButti after decades of problems with his right knee.  “I’ve had so many injuries to my knee,” says Gary.

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Surgeon Has Knee Up on the Competition

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2013

Roberta Maxwell is one of many patients who came to Dr. Ronald LaButti after having a less than ideal experience with a different doctor.

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Knee Pain No More

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2013

John Burgess of Tulsa underwent knee replacement surgery with Dr. Ronald LaButti in 2011 after over two decades of knee problems.     “I was very active…

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Hip, Hip, Hurray!

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2012

Janean McCorkle of Broken Arrow was born in 1956 with congenital hip dislocation: her hip socket hadn’t formed ­correctly, so her hip bone would slide back and forth.

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Riding Easy

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2012

Tom Phillips, 55, of Hominy worked for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for over 22 years. “I weigh over 300 pounds, and when I retired, I had over 22 years on my feet.

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Hip to a Pain-Free Life

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2012

Many people think joint ­replacements are only necessary in one’s later years, when joints begin to show signs of a lifetime of wear and tear. But joints can be irreparably damaged at any age.

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Your Surgeon Can Make the Difference

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2012

When Patsy Wessel, 72, of Oilton, Oklahoma, had knee replacement surgery with Dr. Ronald S. LaButti this past March, she was coming off a ­prior knee surgery.

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Quality Surgeon Worth the Drive

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2012

Marilyn Antell lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas, but she ­travelled to Tulsa for her total knee replacement surgery. Why? Because this is where Dr. Ronald LaButti practices.

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Double Play on Knee Pain

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2012

George Dudasko always had a passion for baseball. As a young adult, he umpired little league games and then graduated up the ranks to become a Division II college baseball umpire.

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Knee Replacement Paid Off in the Long Run

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2012

Carl McMann has spent most of his life as an athlete. He grew up in Sapulpa, where he met his wife Carla and graduated from Sapulpa High School.

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iBlock - "Robotic" Total Knee Replacement

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Professional Services | Issue: May 2012

Head of the class. Compassionate. Straightforward and confident. Skillful. The best.

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Hemophiliac’s Knee Pain Led Her to Dr. LaButti

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2012

Kortney Breshears, 19, of Antlers, Oklahoma, has ­hemophilia, a blood clotting ­disorder. In July of 2010, she ­dislocated her right kneecap.

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Double Dose of Relief

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2012

Angelia Barrows admits that when she was a child, she never paid enough attention when her grandmother would say, “Oh, the weather is going to change!” when her knees began to ache.

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Hip and Knee Doc Offers New Technology

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2012

Dr. Ronald LaButti, known as “The Hip and Knee Doc,” is a Tulsa-based orthopedic surgeon who has improved the quality of life for thousands of people in the area, th…

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A Need to Be Active

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2012

Kathy Carpenter is exceptionally active, and her lifestyle makes you tired just learning about it, much less doing what she does every day. Kathy had her left knee replaced last June.

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Pain Is No Fun-Knee Business

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2011

Karen Goldsmith is a native Chicagoan who moved to Oklahoma 17 years ago and teaches at Jenks High School.

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Patient Needed a Double Dose of Relief

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2011

“I wish I had known then what I know now,” says Charles Green, patient and recipient of two highly successful knee replacement surgeries performed by Dr. Ronald LaButti.

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Knee-Jerk Reaction to Pain

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2011

“In retrospect, I can’t imagine why I waited so long to have it done,” says Janet Bongiorno.

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Not Just Any Knee Doc

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2011

When Judy Bates of Chelsea, Okla. had Dr. LaButti perform a replacement on her right knee in March, she had two main goals – to walk without a limp and to walk up and down stairs normally.

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Couple's Joint Operation

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2011

In 2010, being in pain had become a way of life for Jeffery Tyra.

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Excellence in Patient Care

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2011

No one ever wants to hear that they need to have surgery, much less knee replacement surgery. It can be scary and overwhelming.

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Journey to a Pain-Free Life

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2011

Peter Pedone’s journey of pain and limping began in 2008. “The pain in my knee was unbearable, and I knew I had to see a specialist.

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Meet the Hip and Knee Doc

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2011

Don’t let those painful hips and knees take the fun out of your summer, help is just a phone call away!

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Living Pain Free

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2011

Marjorie Benedict-Scavone remembers October 12, 2010 well. That was the day the 33 Chilean miners were rescued after spending 70 days trapped deep underground.

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Hunt for Pain Relief Is Over

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2011

As a retired helicopter pilot and instructor in the military, Greg Meyer knows what it feels like to be under pressure.

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Feeling Like New After 30 Years

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2011

After 30 years of pain and swelling, Cynthia Bishop has a new knee. And she has never felt better.Her problems began in the tenth grade.

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Regaining an Active Lifestyle

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2011

 in the left hip. Al Rouch, an avid runner and jogger, thought he had just overdone it. Give it a little time and the soreness will go away.Instead, the soreness progressed to pain.

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New Knee, New Life

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2010

Michael Heiderscheit of Pryor, Oklahoma has experienced his knee locking up for about 30 years. “I used to play a lot of baseball, and broke my ankle several times.

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Don’t Let Hip Pain Hinder Your Life

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2010

Dale Macumber can barely remember a time when he wasn’t in pain. “It feels like forever,” he says. Dale was in the army for 22 years and retired in 1989.

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Hip Hip Hooray for Dr. LaButti

By: Sara Dale | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2010

Take it from Celia Hubeli: If you are suffering from hip pain, but are fearful of hip replacement surgery, don’t be!

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Patient’s Knee Replacement a Hole in One

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2010

Connie Corbitt’s knee started bothering her about five years ago. She first began to notice it when she was walking her dog and playing golf with her husband, Tom.

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How Is Your Quality of Life?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2010

Thirty years ago when he was 24, Benny Brumley of Skiatook broke his leg, and his doctors said he would most likely develop arthritis in his knee.

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Patient Advises Not to Fear Hip Surgery

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2010

Broken Arrow resident Steve Selberg had a whirlwind of a winter.

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Back to Active

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2010

Beverly Tindall and her husband Gene happily live in a retirement village in Tahlequah. The facility is massive, and the couple regularly walks around the entire property.

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Don’t Ignore Pain

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2010

If there is one thing Broken Arrow resident Sue Mitchell would emphasize to anyone experiencing any kind of hip or knee pain, whether it is chronic or intermittent, it w…

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Life Without Knee Pain

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2010

Do you have knee pain that is becoming too much to bear? If you’re considering surgery, it is essential to choose an orthopedic surgeon who is specially trained in joint replacement.

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Patient Praise for Dr. LaButti

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2010

Billie Stone is living her life to the fullest as a retiree in Coweta, Oklahoma. But things were not always so great for Billie. For several long months, she felt a constant, unbearable pain in her hip.

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Why Suffer Needlessly?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2009

About seven years ago, Patricia Conwell of Tulsa visited an orthopedic surgeon who told her that she needed a total knee replacement.

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Are You Limping Through Life?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2009

When he was a child growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Royal T. Langford, a chiropractor of 32 years, had a tree-climbing experience that would affect his life for many years to come.

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No More Pain for Jane

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2009

Jane Patton of Checotah, Oklahoma says because hip dysplasia runs in her family, it was not a big surprise when she found out three years ago that she needed hip replacement surgery.

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No More Knee Pain

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2009

Debra Stewart of Coweta works for Tulsa Public Schools’ Transportation Department. She drives two routes a day, transporting children to and from school.

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What Sets Dr. LaButti Apart?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2009

You’ve experienced knee or hip pain for long enough and have finally decided to opt for surgery.

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No Such Thing as a Typical Day

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2009

Dr. Ronald LaButti is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement.

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Common Fears and Concerns of Total Joint Replacement

By: Sara Dale | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2009

You’re probably vaguely familiar with something called total joint replacement surgery. You’ve scanned stories here and there in newspapers and magazines regarding this revolutionary procedure.

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Don’t Let Hip Pain Hinder Your Life

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2009

Dale Macumber can barely remember a time when he wasn’t in pain. “It feels like forever,” he says. Dale was in the army for 22 years and retired in 1989.

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No Kneed for Pain

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2009

Janet Wybrant and her husband Danny own Soldier Fire Ranch in Coweta, where they raise and sell miniature horses, and they are high school science teachers – Janet at Porter and Danny at Chouteau.

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Enjoy Life without Pain

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2009

A few short months ago, Delores Seabolt of Big Cabin, Oklahoma was in so much pain she couldn’t sleep at night.

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Get Hip to a Pain-Free Life

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2009

Phyllis Duty of Haskell, Oklahoma has had hip replacement surgery on both of her hips. “I’m glad I only have two hips,” she says with a laugh.

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Life Without Knee Pain

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2008

Do you have knee pain that is becoming too much to bear? If you’re considering surgery, it is essential to choose an orthopedic surgeon who is specially trained in joint replacement.

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A Second Chance at Life

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2008

Thirty-two years ago, Jeff Heidland ruptured the ACL in his knee playing high school football for the Bixby Spartans. He had surgery, and his knee worked fine for over three decades.

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Don’t Run Through Pain

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2008

Fall is a favorite season for many distance runners and is often the time of year they are training for an event, such as the Tulsa Run or the Route 66 marathon or half-marathon.

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Injuries Common in Fall

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2008

Autumn has arrived, and a large number of people are getting back into fitness routines now that the lazy days of summer have ended.

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Get Fit This Fall

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2008

Summer is winding down, vacations are ending, and school is starting soon – it’s a prime time for people to reestablish their daily routines, including getting back on track with a fitness program.

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What to Expect With Total Knee Replacement

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2008

Is the pain in your knee too intense to bear? If you’re considering total knee replacement surgery, it is essential to choose an orthopedic surgeon who is specially trained in joint replacement.

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Tips for Preventing Knee Pain

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2008

Summer is the season many people feel more vigorous and increase their daily activity levels.

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Joint Replacement Results

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2008

When hip or knee pain becomes too difficult to bear, people from all over the country travel to Tulsa for assistance from Dr. Ronald S. LaButti.

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Patient Is “Hip” on Dr. LaButti

By: Sara Dale | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2008

Barbara Tenney kept telling herself she had probably “just pulled something.” Despite the nagging pain that had persisted in her right hip for years, she did all she could to ignore it.

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No Such Thing as a Typical Day

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2008

Dr. Ronald LaButti is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement.

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Preventing Winter Falls

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2008

As we reach the peak of winter, our cheeks are feeling the stings of cold, icy winds. And, common in Oklahoma, snow and ice storms can arise without much notice.

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Walk With Ease

By: Sara Dale | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2007

In order to receive the skilled expertise of Dr. Ronald S. LaButti, it mattered little to Mary Ellen Keeter that she must travel from Barrow, Alaska, to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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What Your Knees Need

By: Sara Dale | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2007

A painful knee can severely affect one’s ability to lead a full, active life.

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Providing A World of Opportunities

By: Sara Dale | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2007

Richard Beattie thinks the world of orthopedic surgeon Ronald S. LaButti, D.O., and he wants the world to know it.

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Patient Is “Hip” on Dr. LaButti

By: Sara Dale | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2007

Barbara Tenney kept telling herself she had probably “just pulled something.” Despite the nagging pain that had persisted in her right hip for years, she did all she could to ignore it.

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A New Lease on Life

By: Sara Dale | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2007

Christy Jackson’s situation had literally gotten to the point where she had no leg to stand on.

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Rescue Your Knees

By: Sara Dale | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2007

Ronald LaButti, D.O., has been changing patients’ lives by offering the Stryker surgical navigation system for total knee replacement surgery.  Specializing in or…

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Dr. Ronald LaButti is Listed among America’s Top Orthopedic Surgeons

By: Sara Dale | Category: Other | Issue: April 2007

The growing list of national awards Ronald S. LaButti, D.O., receives is indeed impressive. Even more extraordinary is Dr. LaButti’s ongoing commitment to improving his patients’ quality of life.

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Learning the Ropes Before Total Joint Replacement Surgery

By: Sara Dale | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2007

It’s exciting to know you are scheduled for total joint replacement surgery. You know it will relieve the constant pain you have dealt with for more years than you care to recount.

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A Holiday to Remember

By: Sara Dale | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2006

The holidays aren’t the only thing Dr. Ron and Robin LaButti are celebrating this year.

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Achy, Breaky Knees?

By: Sara Dale | Category: Consumer News | Issue: November 2006

Your achy, breaky knees never had it so good! In fact, there’s no reason your knees need be achy — or even breaky — another day of your life.

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Is Knee Replacement Surgery Right for You?

By: Sara Dale | Category: Consumer News | Issue: October 2006

A painful knee can severely affect one’s ability to lead a full active life. But, in today’s age of orthopedics, those suffering with chronic knee pain have plenty of reasons to smile.

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