Common Problems and Treatment

Total Hip Arthroplasty

Dr. John Bradway performs over 125 total joint (hip and knee) surgeries per year and has extensive experience with joint replacement in his 24 years of practice. In most cases, hip  joint replacement allows walking the same day of surgery, a brief 2-3 day stay in the hospital for patient safety and comfort, and often little or no walking aids in 2 weeks! Satisfaction with hip replacement is generally excellent allowing return to many recreational activities in a short 6-12 week time frame.

Dr. Bradway, in association with the Ortho development Company (www.odev.com) engineering team, created the Escalade Acetabular System which is the cup or socket portion of the total hip hardware used in total hip replacement surgery. Dr. Bradway has been instrumental in developing the total joint centers at both Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in his early career, and more recently Scottsdale Healthcare Shea where he currently practices. He is an active member of The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, a specialty society dedicated to the advancement of total joint and other reconstructive surgeries of the hip and knee.

Total hip images and video

Total Knee Arthroplasty

Dr. John Bradway has extensive experience with total knee replacement surgery over the last 2 decades of practice. He does over 125 total joint (hip and knee) surgeries a year. Knee replacement may involve a partial or complete knee replacement, depending on individual circumstances. Typically, total knee replacement involves a 1.5 hour operation and approximately a 3 night stay in the hospital for patient safety and comfort. Physical therapy and even walking may begin the day of surgery, and most patients are discharged directly to home at the end of their stay. Usual full recovery is 10-12 weeks, but progress can be much faster in some cases.

Dr. Bradway performs joint replacements at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea where he helped establish the Joint Center dedicated to serving the specific needs of joint replacement patients. In addition, he is an active member of The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, a specialty society dedicated to the advancement of total joint and other reconstructive surgeries of the hip and knee.

Total knee images and video

Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder

With over 20 years of orthopedic surgery experience, Dr. John Bradway is extremely qualified in the area of arthroscopic surgery for both the knee and shoulder. He performs over 100 arthroscopic surgeries a year.  He treats such conditions as rotator cuff tears and labral injuries (SLAP Tears) of the shoulder, and meniscus tears or other conditions of the knee. Generally, such procedures involving the shoulder or knee are done through very small incisions as an outpatient (the patient goes home after the surgery). There have been many advances in the field of arthroscopy and arthroscopically assisted surgery that benefit the patient with faster recoveries and less discomfort than procedures of the past. Dr. Bradway performs his outpatient surgery at Piper Surgery Center on the campus of Scottsdale Healthcare Shea, or at North Valley Surgical Center.

Areas of Practice

Shoulder

  • Shoulder pain
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopic surgery
  • SLAP Tears
  • Impingement
  • AC Arthrosis

Knee

  • Knee pain
  • Medial and/or lateral knee meniscus tears
  • Knee Arthroscopic surgery
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty or Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial knee replacement

Hip

  • Hip Pain
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty or Total Hip Replacement