Learn more at http://bit.ly/uZWvwH. Dr. Peter Callander of CPMC San Francisco explains minimally invasive knee replacement options including total or partial knee replacement. The Joint Replacement Center is a leading center in the San Francisco Bay Area for all types of knee surgeries – total knee replacements, partial knee replacements, custom knee replacements, and of course arthroscopic knee surgeries. Learn treatment options. … Read the rest “Dr. Callander Explains MIS for Total & Partial Knee Replacement”
Chicago – The same minimally invasive surgical techniques that were developed for hip replacement surgery are now being applied to total knee replacement surgery, in most cases dramatically reducing time in the hospital, pain and recovery. In the present study, Dr. Richard A. Berger, an orthopedic surgeon at Rush University Medical Center, reported that 92 percent of his patients who have minimally invasive total knee replacement surgery are able to leave the hospital and go home the same day. … Read the rest “Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement Surgery as Outpatient”
Using image-guided technology, orthopaedic surgeons are able to align knee implants with near pinpoint accuracy. For patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, close to perfect alignment should translate into longer durability of joint replacements, according to a renowned panel of orthopaedic surgeons who discussed advancements in computer-assisted total knee replacement (TKR) surgery at the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons…
…”Computer assisted total knee arthroplasty surgery is making rapid progress,” said Dr. Daniel J. Berry, professor and chairman of Orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.… Read the rest “Image-guided technology”
LAHAINA, Hawaii – Performing total knee arthroplasty using custom-fit femoral and tibial cutting guides can be effective for restoring natural alignment and motion to a valgus knee, said one surgeon, Stephen M. Howell.
This custom-fit total knee arthroplasty (TKA) approach is also effective at aligning the knee naturally similar to that of the Oxford knee (Biomet), preserving the ligaments, including the PCL and restoring ligament length by removing osteophytes, according to Stephen M. Howell, MD. He discussed these principles at the Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2008 meeting here…… Read the rest “Advantages of custom-fit TKA”
Rosemont, Ill. – For many years, the use of computer-assisted navigation has been touted as improving the positioning, sizing and alignment of replacement knee joints, resulting in greater durability of joints and overall improvement in patient movement. However, new research published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found no difference in knee function, alignment or durability/survivorship between joints positioned and completed with the help of computer navigation, and those replaced with conventional total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures…… Read the rest “Computer-navigated total knee replacement Study”
Released:4/12/2010 12:05 AM EDT
Source:Mercy Medical Center
Newswise – A study of 1,000 consecutive Computer-Assisted Robotic Total Knee Replacements performed over a five year period at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, NY demonstrates that the computer-assisted procedures result in far better leg alignment, much less likelihood of complicating infection, and a far lower early failure rate than surgeries performed using conventional techniques.… Read the rest “Advantages of Computer-Assisted Robotic Total Knee Replacement”
SAN FRANCISCO 2010 – Knee and limb mechanical axis alignment measurements made using radiographs were found to be inaccurate when compared to measurements obtained intraoperatively using computer-assisted navigation, according to results of a study presented here.
Conservative approaches to osteoarthritis of the knee include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, good quality forms of glucosamine and chondroitin, physical therapy, corticosteroid injections, viscosupplementation (injections of lubricant into the knee), and bracing.
For people who do not respond to these measures, there are more aggressive approaches available. The first is arthroscopy. This is a procedure where small telescope is inserted into the knee. Using specialized cutting instruments, damaged and diseased tissue is removed and flushed out of the knee. For many patients this affords relief.… Read the rest “Surgery Options For Osteoarthritis Of Knee”