Three keys for your credit union employee experience in 2021

first_imgThis is placeholder text 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Arnold Mark Arnold is an acclaimed speaker, brand expert and strategic planner helping businesses such as credit unions and banks achieve their goals with strategic marketing insights and energized training. Mark … Web: www.markarnold.com Details This post is currently collecting data…center_img It’s been said so many times it’s almost clichéd: “Our people are our most important asset.” However, just because something, by repetition, may be clichéd does not mean it isn’t true. The year 2020 taught us many lessons, a pillar of which is, indeed, the quality of a credit union’s employee base is absolutely critical.This year put everyone, including credit union employees, through the wringer. Ultimately, the credit unions that continue to focus on the employee experience are those which will continue to reap the benefits of this investment in people. Consider the three key concepts for your credit union employee experience in 2021.Be visible and greet your team.This can be a challenge for credit union leadership in the best of times. We can wall ourselves off from the rest of the credit union and run the risk of developing a “silo mentality.” Credit union leaders must work hard to overcome this, especially during adverse times. Your team is looking to its leaders for inspiration and the high-bar which is set. This means finding ways to be visible (even if that is increased digital visibility with off-site/remote staff) and keeping a high profile. Important elements of visibility like greeting, eye contact, and even a friendly smile can show through lingering elements of the pandemic including social distancing and facemasks. When you are visible to your staff, so is your brand and culture.Deliver and focus on praise over correction.All proactive credit union leaders with an eye on the employee experience should look for ways to “catch people doing good” and not just the gotcha that comes with correction during challenging experiences. While correction and redirection will certainly continue to be a part of developing employees, credit union leaders that think the bigger picture will find ways and opportunities to deliver and focus on praise much more often than correction. Praise is contagious and not only impacts the individual receiving it but the teammates around them. When you develop and deliver a culture of praise, your staff and members reap the benefits.Demonstrate the link between work and fulfillment.The majority of staff look for ways to link the time they put in and the paycheck they earn with a greater sense of fulfillment. Credit unions that work on developing brand and member experience are particularly engineered for this type of emotional connection. Your staff need and are looking for ways to connect the time and effort they put in at work with a larger benefit; something that flows out into the people and communities you serve. When staff realize their efforts have a greater impact than merely transactional and that the work they do has a positive ripple effect on human hearts around them, they are much more likely to buy long-term into your brand and member experience. Find ways, through member and employee stories, to illustrate this link between work and a greater sense of life fulfillment. Make sharing and celebrating these stories a regular part of your internal and external culture. While there are plenty of additional important elements in developing an overall powerful and rewarding credit union employee experience, focusing on visibility, praise and work fulfillment is a great trio on which to start. Your credit union employees, brand and member experience all benefit from this focus on your people. An internal culture of wellness is an overflowing cup that eventually spills out into the members and communities your credit union serves.last_img read more

Sumner County sports scoreboard and schedule: Jan. 12, 2015…

first_imgOxford at South Haven CV-Dexter at Caldwell Conway Springs at Wich. Independent Belle Plaine at ChaparralApproximate: G- 6 p.m., B- 7:30 South Haven at Flinthills BasketballClearwater, homeFreshman B&G – 4:15 p.m. Varsity girls, JV boys – 6 p.m. Varsity boys, JV girls, 7:30 p.m. WELLINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL WrestlingVarsity tournament at Chaparral, 9 a.m. Eighth grade girls: Wellington 30 Mulvane 26Scoring: Kylie Aufdengarten 2, Natile Henning 2, Lindsay Scheufler 23 (15 points were free throws), Tori Lewellen 2, Cassandra Moody 1. There were seven 2-point baskets and 16 free throws.Seventh grade girls: Wellington A 51 Mulvane 9. Season record:  8-0 (7-0)Lexi Clift 15, Rylee Rusk 20, Draven Warnock 4, Myriland French 4, Mykiland French 2, Katrina Dvorak 2, Allison Buresh 4.Wellington B 22 Mulvane 18. 7-0 (6-0)Trinity Mason 1, Draven Warnock 7, Katrina Dvorak 2, Raegan Rascke 4, Kady Arebalo 2, Kari Dvorak 6.Eighth grade boys: Wellington A 37 Mulvane 31Zander Vargas 5, Tyler Brown 8, Gage Cunningham 2, Trevese Love 6, Blake Rausch 4, Silas Popplewell 12.8th B: Mulvane 23 Wellington 19Zane Cornejo 2 Trevese Love 6, Austin Soles 4, Malachi Macias 4, Hunter Bryant 3.Seventh grade boys: Mulvane 32 Wellington 27Luke Scheufler 6, Trenton Bannister 6, Toby Henning 5, Kade Adams 5, Berkeley Wright 3 Tanner Meyer 2. 7B Wellington 21 Mulvane 17.Chilson Ybarra 8, Sam Dickey 6, Trace Witham 2, Brayden Macias 2, Rayce Koerner-2, Bradley Jones 1———Sumner County Schedule: Monday – Saturday Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 WrestlingDouble dual: w Mulvane, at Circle, 5 p.m.4 BasketballArk CityGirls – home,  4 p.m. 8B followed by 7A then 8A. Follow us on Twitter. SUMNER COUNTY TEAMScenter_img SUMNER COUNTY TEAMS Caldwell at Udall     Belle Plaine at DouglassApproximate: G- 6 p.m., B- 7:30 BasketballEl Dorado, awayFreshman B – 4:15 p.m. Varsity girls, JV boys – 6 p.m. Varsity boys, JV girls, 7:30 p.m. No C team girls. WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Central at Argonia Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 Boys – away, 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 Douglass at Conway Springs WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Raymond tops Order of Merit

first_img15 Nov 2012 Raymond tops Order of Merit Neil Raymond (Corhampton, Hampshire, IoW & CI), Brabazon Trophy winner for the past two years and an England international for the same period, has won the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Men’s order of merit for 2012. Raymond (Image © Tom Ward) 26, topped the list with 609.09 points, less than three ahead of his international team-mate Craig Hinton (The Oxfordshire, BB&O) but over 60 clear of third placed Edward Richardson (Hemsted Forest, Kent). “I’m delighted to win the order of merit and to see my name among the previous winners,” he said. “This caps off my season nicely and I’m grateful to Titleist and FootJoy for their sponsorship. “My season has been good and the highlight was winning the Brabazon Trophy again. Some of the other performances were not what I was looking for and I was disappointed not to win the English Amateur. It would have been nice to do ‘the double’. “But it doesn’t always go as planned so I’ll keep working hard over the winter and hopefully I’ll get to where I want to be next year.” Jonathan Dowdell, Titleist Golf Ball Product & Marketing Manager, commented: “As the #1 ball in golf, Titleist is delighted to have once again supported the order of merit and there can be no doubt that the title has gone to a truly worthy winner. We would like to congratulate Neil on claiming the order of merit title which is just reward for a season of great quality and consistency.” Most of Raymond’s points were gained when he successfully defended the Brabazon Trophy at Walton Heath following his initial success at Burnham & Berrow in 2011. That was his only major victory of the season although he also won the New South Wales Medal in a playoff while in Australia at the start of the year. However, he reached the quarter finals of the English Amateur Championship at Silloth-on-Solway. The bulk of Hinton’s points were gained from his victory in the Welsh Open Stroke Play while the 24 year old also finished equal fourth in the St Andrews Links Trophy. Richardson, 44, has made a successful return to top level amateur golf after battling with serious illness. An international between 2005 and 2008, he won the Hong Kong Amateur Championship last week and has enjoyed top ten finishes in at least six tournaments.last_img read more

‘Student-athletes’ in name only

first_imgby Jim LitkeIt’s time to bury the term “student-athlete.” It died at 11:42 p.m. Monday, just about the time the confetti falling from the roof of the Superdome landed on coach John Calipari’s hair and the players from Kentucky’s NBA development academy gathered at a far corner of the court to collect a trophy many of them will need a campus map just to find next year. The real joke is on college basketball, or at least the college part of it. The Kansas team the Wildcats beat handily 67-59 never had more than a puncher’s chance.“They did a great job,” Jayhawks coach Bill Self said afterward. “They’re playing with pros. That didn’t hurt.”And not just any pros.Kentucky had the surefire No. 1 pick in next summer’s NBA draft in freshman Anthony Davis, who was named the game’s most outstanding player after grabbing 16 rebounds and blocking six shots, and a top-three selection in another freshman, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Sophomore Terrence Jones is a likely mid-first-round pick and three more Wildcats—freshman Marquis Teague, sophomore Doron Lamb and Darius Miller, one of only two seniors—could be playing in the pros by the time the leaves hit the ground in Lexington next fall.Say this much for Calipari: He never hides his ambition. He doesn’t have to. What amounted to a graduation ceremony for his latest class of “one-and-dones” took place in full view of NCAA President Mark Emmert, whose seat at center court was one of the best in the house. Emmert, sadly, has seen it before and is just as powerless to stop it now as he was in 2005, when a new NBA collective bargaining agreement designed to stop kids from turning pro straight out of high school inadvertently made a mockery of the college game.In the last four years, Calipari-coached teams have appeared in two championship games, the first one at Memphis in 2008. Over that same span, he’s had nine NBA first-round selections, including two of the last four players to go at No. 1, and Davis will give him the trifecta. But he’s not just ruthless as a recruiter.The Wildcats were already up 18 with little more than three minutes left in the first half, but that wasn’t enough for Calipari. Noticing that Davis wasn’t in the game, he walked to the far end of the bench, where a trainer was trying to help the freshman put his contact lenses back in. Calipari began clapping his hands and yelling, “Let’s go! Let’s go!”Seconds later, dissatisfied with the pace of the repairs, he stormed back in their direction and screamed, “Are you (kidding) me?”—only he used language we can’t reprint here.After trailing 41-27 at halftime, Self was the last guy out of the Kansas locker room, still studying the stat sheet as he started down the hallway that led back to the court. A Jayhawk fan leaned over the railing for a high-five, and almost reflexively, Self extended his left hand with the sheet still in it. He might as well have left it with the fan, since he wasn’t going to find anything on it he didn’t already know.Davis was the principal reason the Jayhawks threw up desperate rainbow shots nearly every time they ventured into the lane, and that only got worse as time slipped away. That explains their 36 percent shooting for the game, but not the beating they absorbed on the other end.After shooting 7 for 8 in a semifinal drubbing of Louisville two days ago, Davis went 1 for 10 against Kansas, but that was hardly a reflection of his contributions to the Wildcats’ offense. He started his sophomore year of high school at 6-foot-2, then grew to 6-10 by the time he was a senior. Watching him glide up the court handling the basketball like a point guard threw the Jayhawks defense into panic mode more than once.“I think it’s a joke, simply because they have four players who can bring the ball up the court,” Kansas’ Elijah Johnson said. “To have someone who can get the rebound and put it on the floor and go, that puts you on your heels more. We haven’t seen that much this year.”Neither has anyone else.Larry Brown, who mentored both Self and Calipari when he was at Kansas and has plenty of experience on pro benches, said the other day he thinks this Kentucky team could beat almost half the teams in the NBA. That’s an exaggeration, but only slightly. Davis is reed-thin and couldn’t survive the pounding he’d take playing against men whose livelihood depends on not getting pushed around. Kidd-Gilchrist turned 18 just last September and he’s not ready to play against real pros, either.But none of that is going to stop both of them from dropping by the used-bookstore back on campus to hand over the ones they’ve been carrying around like props the last nine months, then booking an agent to get them a king’s ransom when some NBA team comes calling. Calipari may be sad to see them go, but he won’t waste much time, either, recruiting their replacements. It won’t be hard“I said this a couple years ago and everybody got crazy when we had five guys drafted in the first round. This is one of the biggest moments, if not the biggest, in Kentucky history,” Calipari said.“The reason was, I knew now that other kids would look and say, ‘You got to go there.’ What I’m hoping is there’s six first-rounders on this team. We were the first program to have five, let’s have six. That’s why I’ve got to go recruiting on Friday.”And just think, you don’t even need a college degree to do that kind of math.(Jim Litke is a sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at [email protected] and follow him at Twitter.com/Jim Litke.) CHAMPIONS—Kentucky head coach John Calipari hugs forward Anthony Davis after the NCAA college basketball championship game April 2. last_img read more

Half-time: Reading 0 QPR 0

first_imgQPR will feel they should be in front after a lively first half at the Madejski Stadium.They dominated an opening 20 minutes in which Junior Hoilett’s 30-yarder hit the bar, Charlie Austin was twice denied at point-blank range by Reading keeper Alex McCarthy and Matt Phillips fired into the side-netting after being picked out by Joey Barton.Reading, who wanted a penalty when Jordan Obita went down on his way past Danny Simpson, began to threaten and striker Pavel Pogrebnyak sent a shot wide and a header over.QPR then lost Jermaine Jenas to what looked like a hamstring injury and continued to absorb pressure, with keeper Rob Green producing a good save to keep out Sean Morrison’s header from Danny Guthrie’s free-kick.Rangers finished the half strongly, however, and McCarthy produced two more important stops, blocking Austin’s header and diving to his left to tip away Hoilett’s low shot.QPR (4-4-1-1): Green; Simpson, Dunne, Hill; Assou-Ekotto; Phillips, Barton, O’Neil, Hoilett; Jenas (Kranjcar 31); Austin.Subs: Traore, Johnson, Onuoha, Chevanton, Henry, Murphy. Man Utd v Arsenal: free bets offer for West London Sport readers 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Roundup: Genre Filmmaking Tips and Tricks from the Filmmakers of Fantastic Fest

first_imgDay for Night StylingsImage via Folklore (HBO Asia).We did a day for night for a specific voyeur POV shot that’s supposed to happen in a forest late at night. Instead of hauling heavy duty lights into the forest location, we did this and created a sense of alternate reality in the eyes of the characters who are spying on a shaman performing a rite by the lakeside.Previewing a new HBO anthology series called Folklore, which features episodes by different Asian filmmakers from different regions, filmmaker Ho Yuang shares a local Malaysian horror legend that delivers some terrifying scares over a simmering political underbelly that frightens you to your core. In the notable POV shot outlined above, Yuang creates a powerful shot in a truly terrifying sequence, which is sure to be a standout of the new series.Cover image via Feral.For more Fantastic Fest coverage, check out our interview with horror filmmaker Mickey Reece here. For more interviews and filmmaking tips and tricks, check out some of these articles.Break Genre Rules Like a Master FilmmakerFilm Study: How to Pull Off a Twist Ending in Your FeatureWhy Slow-Burn Filmmaking So Often Catches FireA Look at The Masterclass Sound Editing of “A Quiet Place”Directing Fight Cinematography: The Right Way and the Wrong Way We gathered some expert genre filmmaking advice from the filmmakers at this year’s Fantastic Fest. Here’s what they had to say.Every year, roughly a month before Halloween, thousands of genre film fans from across the globe gather in Austin, Texas for Fantastic Fest. Hosted by Alamo Drafthouse, the genre film festival is one of the world’s leaders in honoring all things horror, cult, action and . . . well . . . fantastic. In its 13th iteration, this year’s crop of films featured some major premieres, like Apostle (World), Halloween (U.S.) and Mid90s (U.S.) — the latter of which you can read more about here.While the festival features films that showcase all elements of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and cult classic retrospectives, we touched base with several filmmakers from all genres to share some creative tips for genre-specific filmmaking.Creating Atmospheric HorrorImage via House of Sweat and Tears.All the photography of the film was created with the light of candles and no artificial light, creating the true aura of atmospheric horror. I wanted each frame to be a painting, as I am a great admirer of the Caravaggio paintings. Pepe de la Rosa, the cinematographer, did an extraordinary job, though it was a great challenge for him.Written and directed by one of the only women featured among Fantastic Fest’s lineup of directors, Sonia Escolano’s House of Sweat and Tears (aka Casa de sudor y Lágrimas) is an elevated and atmospheric Spanish horror film based on a real cult operating in Spain during the 1990s. Escolano, along with DP Pepe de la Rosa, worked with their Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro to create a panoramic screen format that featured cinematography that solely relied on on-set candle lighting for their entire film. The final look is a dreary atmospheric horror style which harkens back to classical paintings of Caravaggio, while challenging your perceptions of religion, faith, rebellion and power.(If you’re looking for practical ways to film your own candlelight-primary project, we’ve got you covered.)Building (and Destroying) a Cabin in the WoodsImage via Feral.After much searching, we decided to film in the forest of the Dinamos, on the outskirts of Mexico City, at almost 4,000 meters above sea level. There, we built the cabin from scratch, which would become the set for filming the footage found for two weeks. The next step was to burn the cabin, destroying any possibility of retake. With the cabin half burned, we filmed the newscast that gave account of the facts. We did this with a Betacam SP camera, to give a realistic appearance to the footage.For the found-footage, documentary-styled feature Feral, director Andrés Kaiser not only constructed a full cabin in the woods for this dark and brooding drama, he also burned it completely to the ground. Set in the mountains of Oaxaca harbor in Mexico, the cabin was a central element to the film’s plot, as it portrays the three moments in the film’s history: the past in the found-footage, the news footage that gives light to its existence, and the present documentary footage for the narrative. As such, the crew had to build out a full house to film in, which they then burned down for the rest of the shoot.Gunshot Effects and VFX Chase SceneImages via The Unthinkable.All gunshots were made with small LED lights installed in the mouth of the gun that the actor could light by themselves on the trigger. Then we just added gunfire in post, but got the real light on the environment from set. Easy, fast to use, safe and great result!The Unthinkable is yet another great example of how Scandinavia continues to emerge as a leader in genre filmmaking. Directed by Victor Danell (aka Crazy Pictures), the Swedish thriller is a great action-packed genre piece that hits hard but has heart. For some of their more fiery shootouts, the team made creative use of small LED lights in their prop weapons, which they found to be both stylish and safe. The film also features an impressive chase scene, which uses some clever CGI and VFX — which they’ve outlined in this behind-the-scenes video.last_img read more

London Olympics 2012: Krishna Poonia crosses the 63m barrier

first_imgIndia’s top discus thrower Krishna Poonia gave herself something to cheer about ahead of the Olympics as she crossed the 63 metres mark in the Woodford Green Open Graded Meeting organised by the Woodford Green and Essex Ladies Athletics Club at Ashton Playing Field ground here.Krishna, who had won the Commonwealth Games gold, registered 63.16 metres during the event here Tuesday. Krishna hoped she could cross the 65m barrier during the Games.Her husband and coach Virender was also happy with the result.”Today’s throws show we are on track to deliver peak results during the Olympic Games. Hitting big distance in the opening rounds is essential to remain in contention and that’s what Krishna achieved today with 63m opener,” said Virender.But Poonia still has a long way to go as her fellow competitors have gone well above the 65 metres mark.Germany’s Nadine Muller, favourite to win the gold in London and a silver medallist at last year’s World Championships, best this season is 68.89 metres. Besides Nadine, Cuba’s Yarelys Barrios (68.03 metres) has the second best distance while China’s Yanfeng Li (65.85 metres) and Jian Tan (64.90 metres) have also produced better marks than Poonia.last_img read more

Knee joint replacement

first_imgDefinitionKnee joint replacement is surgery to replace a knee joint with a man-made joint. The artificial joint is called a prosthesis.Alternative NamesTotal knee replacement; Knee arthroplasty; Knee replacement – total; Tricompartmental knee replacement; Subvastus knee replacement; Knee replacement – minimally invasive; Knee arthroplasty – minimally invasiveDescriptionDamaged cartilage and bone are removed from the knee joint. Man-made pieces are then placed in the knee.These pieces may be placed in the following places in the knee joint:Lower end of the thigh bone. This bone is called the femur. The replacement part is usually made of metal.Upper end of the shin bone, which is the large bone in your lower leg. This bone is called the tibia. The replacement part is usually made from metal and a strong plastic.Back side of your kneecap. Your kneecap is called the patella. The replacement part is usually made from a strong plastic.You will not feel any pain during the surgery. You will have one of these two types of anesthesia:General anesthesia. This means you will be asleep and unable to feel pain.Regional (spinal or epidural) anesthesia. Medicine is put into your back to make you numb below your waist. You will also get medicine to make you sleepy. And you may get medicine that will make you forget about the procedure, even though you are not fully asleep.After you receive anesthesia, your surgeon will make a cut over your knee to open it up. This cut is often 8 to 10 inches long. Then your surgeon will:advertisementMove your kneecap (patella) out of the way, then cut the ends of your thigh bone and shin (lower leg) bone to fit the replacement part.Cut the underside of your kneecap to prepare it for the new pieces that will be attached there.Fasten the two parts of the prosthesis to your bones. One part will be attached to the end of your thigh bone and the other part will be attached to your shin bone.Attach both parts to the underside of your kneecap. A special bone cement is used to attach these parts.Repair your muscles and tendons around the new joint and close the surgical cut.The surgery takes about 2 hours.Most artificial knees have both metal and plastic parts. Some surgeons now use different materials, including metal on metal, ceramic on ceramic, or ceramic on plastic.Why the Procedure Is PerformedThe most common reason to have a knee joint replaced is to relieve severe arthritis pain. Your doctor may recommend knee joint replacement if:Youre having pain for knee arthritis that keeps you from sleeping or doing normal activities.You cant walk and take care of yourself.Your knee pain has not improved with other treatment.You understand what surgery and recovery will be like.Most of the time, knee joint replacement is done in people ages 60 and older. Younger people who have a knee joint replaced may put extra stress on the artificial knee and cause it to wear out early.Before the ProcedureAlways tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the 2 weeks before your surgery:Prepare your home.Two weeks before surgery you may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin), and other drugs.You may also need to stop taking medicines that can make your body more likely to get an infection. These include methotrexate, Enbrel, or other medicines that suppress your immune system.Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other medical conditions, your surgeon will ask you to see the doctor who treats you for these conditions.Tell your doctor if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol, more than 1 or 2 drinks a day.If you smoke, you need to stop. Ask your doctor or nurse for help. Smoking will slow down wound and bone healing. Your recovery may not be as good if you keep smoking.Always let your doctor know about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illness you have before your surgery.You may want to visit a physical therapist to learn some exercises to do before surgery.Set up your home to make everyday tasks easier.Practice using a cane, walker, crutches, or a wheelchair correctly.On the day of your surgery:advertisementYou will usually be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the procedure.Take the drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureYou will stay in the hospital for 3 to 4 days. During that time you will recover from your anesthesia and from the surgery itself. You will be asked to start moving and walking as soon as the first day after surgery.Full recovery will take4 months to a year.Some people need a short stay in a rehabilitation center after they leave the hospital and before they go home. At a rehab center, you will learn how to safely do your daily activities on your own.Outlook (Prognosis)The results of a total knee replacement are often excellent. The operation relieves pain for most people. Most people do not need help walking after they fully recover.Most artificial knee joints last 10 to 15 years. Some last as long as 20 years before they loosen and need to be replaced again.ReferencesMihalk WM. Arthroplasty of the knee. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 7.Jones CA, Beaupre LA, Johnston DW, Suarez-Almazor ME. Total joint arthroplasties: current concepts of patient outcomes after surgery. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2007; 33(1):71-86.Leopold SS. Minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis. N Engl J Med. 2009;360:1749-1758.Review Date:8/12/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

10 months agoHuddersfield join race for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke

first_imgHuddersfield join race for Liverpool striker Dominic Solankeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town have joined the race for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke.Sky Sports says Huddersfield will battle Crystal Palace to snap up Liverpool forward Solanke.The Terriers were keen on the 21-year-old earlier this season and want to sign him on loan.But Palace, who sit 14th in the Premier League table, will challenge Town for the signature of Solanke, who is yet to make an appearance for the Reds this term. Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is also watching developments. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoShevchenko: AC Milan now have right men in charge

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Shevchenko: AC Milan now have right men in chargeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndriy Shevchenko says former AC Milan teammate Rino Gattuso is the right coach for the club.The former Milan striker admits he’s a fan of Gattuso’s style.The Ukraine coach told Gazzetta dello Sport, “Very good, I like this attitude of the club, there are people who have clear ideas, who do not dance in the periods of difficulty: Leonardo and (Paolo) Maldini are working calmly and competently, Leo and Paolo know the reality better than anyone else, and then there is the blocking of the market: if you can only work on loans, getting back to the top is not easy. “I hope that Milan can continue to work serenely for the ascent. Rino’s support is very important because he is working well, he has given the team a sense of belonging. This is the right man for Milan, and I am happy with the confidence that he is collecting from the club.” last_img read more