From injection therapy to a new, less-invasive partial knee-replacement surgery, orthopedic surgeon Eric Lee, M.D., explains the many different treatments for knee problems. Lee is joined by Larry Santora, M.D., medical director of the Orange County Heart Institute and host of “Health Matters with Dr. Larry Santora” television series, which airs weekly on PBS SoCaL Plus. Visit www.drsantora.com to watch more videos on health topics. Produced by Chapman University’s Panther Productions, “Health Matters with Dr. Larry Santora” is sponsored by St. Joseph Health, Biotronik and Weaver Health Solutions.
Osteoarthritis affects every one in sixteen Americans, the majority of which are women. Adults of all ages can suffer – with symptoms ranging from acute pain to swelling and stiffness. Partial knee replacement surgery is one option many with Osteoarthritis consider. Advances in robotic-assisted smart surgical systems are helping reduce patient radiation exposure, surgery time for patient and doctor, and healthcare system costs. Join Dr. Jess Lonner of Philadelphia’s Rothman Institute, as he addresses these important quality-of-life and health issues.
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 perform the procedure with more precision. All of these factors correlate with less pain, quicker recovery time and an overall better patient outcome. Liberty Hospital is the first and the only hospital in the region that offers MAKOplasty® to patients.
Customized Total Knee Replacement Surgery is a new technology in total knee replacement that is designed to match individual patients unique anatomy
…The knee joint is made up of three separate areas, or compartments: the medial or inside part of the knee, the lateral or outside part of the knee and the patellofemoral compartment at the front of the knee, beneath the thighbone. If you have damage from arthritis confined to just one compartment of your knee, along with significant pain and disability despite medical treatment, you might be a candidate for partial knee replacement.
Yet orthopedic surgeons say too many people who could get a partial replacement – which spares healthy surrounding bone and tissue – receive a total knee replacement instead.
There are “distinct” advantages to opting for partial knee replacement if you’re a suitable candidate with osteoarthritis, says Dr. Andrew Pearle, founder of the Computer-Assisted Surgery Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. “It tends to be a more natural-feeling knee,” he says.… Read the rest
Kneeling is an important functional activity frequently not performed after knee replacement…
…Despite no clinical reason preventing kneeling, many patients fail to resume this activity.
Study concluded – The single factor that predicted patient-reported kneeling ability at 1 year postoperatively was the physical therapy kneeling intervention given at 6 weeks after PKR.
5 January 2016
Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, announces it has completed the acquisition of Blue Belt Holdings, Inc. (“Blue Belt Technologies”), securing a leading position in the fast-growing area of orthopaedic robotics-assisted surgery.
Blue Belt Technologies’ NAVIO◊ surgical system currently provides robotics-assistance in unicondylar or partial knee replacement surgery through CT-free navigation software and a unique hand-held, robotic bone-shaping device. NAVIO and Smith & Nephew’s partial knee implant portfolio form a strong combined business from which to accelerate growth in this attractive area of surgery. Additionally, the Group intends to expand the NAVIO platform into total knee, bi-cruciate retaining knee and revision knee implants, delivering significant further upside.
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