The Benefits of ERAS : (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery)

While going home after a knee or hip replacement is a happy event, this transition can also be a source of concern or anxiety for patients and their caregivers. Using the ERAS protocol, the patient’s condition can be improved and a safe and rapid return home can be achieved, possibly the same day as the … Continued

What is Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)?

Dr. Vendittoli, who has been working as an orthopedic surgeon at Duval for more than 15 years, has led an interdisciplinary task force to improve all aspects of the arthroplasty procedure. This collaborative work has taken place over the last few years and has improved how doctors and other health care professionals are approaching joint … Continued

Recent studies present an optimistic outlook for patients with knee and hip replacements.

The question ‘how long will a joint replacement last?’ is frequently asked by patients — up until now, specialists had limited information to share. However, thanks to two recent studies, doctors can now offer patients some reassuring news: 3% of patients that have undergone a total hip replacement with a ceramic prosthetic require a second … Continued

Clinic Update

We are proud to announce that on Monday February 1st, 2021, we successfully performed our first of two total knee replacements with a surgical robot. Duval Clinic has acquired Zimmer’s ROSA surgical robot to further optimize joint replacements surgeries which advances the arthroplasty techniques we use at the clinic. Zimmer’s ROSA Robot is an addition … Continued

Personalized Arthroplasty, or Joint Replacement Surgery

Personalized Arthroplasty Joint degeneration is something that 1 in 8 Canadians will experience. The cartilage that protects and cushions the connections between our bones wears down over time. Unfortunately, this can cause discomfort and sometimes unmanageable pain. After options like medication and physiotherapy have been exhausted, most people turn to joint replacement surgery. Arthroplasty, or … Continued


A healthy lifestyle is important, regardless of the season, but as cold weather approaches, there are particular concerns to keep in mind, especially for those suffering from joint pain. This year, we have the added stress of protecting ourselves, and each other, from Covid-19. Unfortunately, a major disadvantage of Covid-19 is that older people and … Continued


Recovering from surgery is the final and most important part of your treatment. It largely determines the overall success of the operation. For optimal results, the patient should be an active and enthusiastic participant in their own recovery process. Here are some helpful tips to prepare you for a successful recovery after a total knee … Continued