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Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

By: David P. Hart, MD

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement lengthens the deltoid muscle, making it more efficient so that the patient can lift their arm over their head.

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Reverse Total Shoulder Arthoplasty

By: David P. Hart, MD

Rotator cuff arthropathy is a painful, debilitating, degenerative condition unique to the shoulder involving both deterioration of the rotator cuff tendons and the glenohumeral articular cartilage. Historically, this has been a difficult condition to treat surgically. Reverse TSA offers a reliable solution to this once difficult problem.

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New Technique Gets Patients Moving

By: David P. Hart, MD

Minimally invasive rotator cuff surgery has many benefits. "Before we would have to make larger incisions, now they are a lot smaller; only about one centimeter. Patients feel better and recuperate faster."

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Patient Grows Own Replacement

By: David P. Hart, MD

A headline of the future? Guess again! Dr. David Hart, a Cedar Rapids orthopedic surgeon, is already doing a procedure that enables patients to grow new hyaline cartilage in their knees.

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Dr. Hart's Publications

Allen, M.K., Wellen, M.A., Hart, D.P., Glasoe, W.M.: “Rehabilitation Following Autologous Chrondocyte Implantation Surgery: Case report using an accelerated weight bearing protocol.” Physiotherapy Canada, 59 (4), 286-298, Fall, 2007.

Calahan, T., Hart, D.P., Pilcher, F., Haberman, M., Kepros, T., Kernan, K., Panther, H,: “Functional Outcomes of an ACL Rehabilitation Protocol.” Physical Therapy 76 (5): 537, 1996.

Hart, D.P., and the Dahners, L.E.: “Healing of the Medial Collateral Ligament in Rats: The Effects of Repair, Motion and Stabilizing Ligaments.” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 69A: 1194-1199, 1987.

Hart, D.P., and the Dahners, L.E.: “Healing of the Medial Collateral Ligament in Rats: The Effects of Repair, Motion and Stabilizing Ligaments.” Transactions of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 12:68, 1987.

Hart, D.P., and Blair, W.R.: “Acute Dorsal Fracture-Dislocations of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint.” Journal of the Iowa Medical Society 73(9):359-363, September 1983.