A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material. The knee is a hinge joint which provides motion at the point where the thigh meets the lower leg. The thigh bone (or femur) abuts the large bone of the lower leg (tibia) at the knee joint. During a total knee replacement, … Read the Rest
Published on Mar 9, 2016
Liberty Hospital’s newest technology, MAKOplasty® is discusses. Patients share their experience with their surgery. This major advancement in joint replacement allows surgeons to perform partial knee and hip replacements using robotic arm technology. With this new technology, orthopaedists are able to create a customized surgery plan for each patient, target only the damaged tissue and … Read the Rest
Published on Aug 27, 2015
Ruth’s new knee is taking her places! Ruth at first thought she was too young for a total knee replacement. Watch as she describes all she is able to do after finally electing to have the surgery at Franciscan St. Francis Health’s Center for Hip & Knee Surgery.
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More rapid return of knee function. Patients who undergo this procedure seem to get muscle strength and control back more quickly than patients who have had traditional total knee replacement. This is because the quadriceps muscle and tendon are not divided in the course of the surgical exposure like in traditional knee replacement, and the … Read the Rest
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Decreased post-operative pain may be a function of the smaller incision and the fact that the incision stays out of the important quadriceps muscle/tendon group. Using Quadriceps-Sparing Knee Replacement.
New Quad Sparing Technique May Provide Faster Recovery for Patients with Arthritis of the Knee
Minimally-invasive quadriceps-sparing total knee replacement is a new surgical technique that allows surgeons to insert the same time-tested reliable knee replacement implants through a shorter incision using surgical approach that avoids trauma to the quadriceps muscle (see figure 1) … Read the Rest
Dr. Michael Messieh offers a minimally invasive, muscle sparing approach to knee replacement surgery. The muscles over the knee are not cut but rather lifted up out of the way. This medial side approach may result in significantly faster recovery and more strength and mobility in the new knee.
Our program is often results in the majority of patients going … Read the Rest
March 6, 2016 Decreased opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery has been linked with improved patient satisfaction and outcomes, fewer complications and a reduced need for post-surgical opioids, according to two new studies.
They found nearly 59 percent of the patients (49,617) did not use opioids prior to surgery, while 41.4 percent did. The top … Read the Rest
Platelet-rich plasma injections offer a promising solution to accelerate healing of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis naturally without subjecting the patient to significant risk. Dr. Odell became one of the first sports medicine doctors in the Midwest to begin offering platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP). PRP is an innovative treatment that uses a patient’s own “supercharged” blood to heal soft-tissue injuries. Dr. … Read the Rest