Randy Csikos, 58, of Cedar Lake, Indiana, has never been one to back away from a challenge… Unfortunately, years of working on his knees at construction sites took a toll on Randy, who eventually developed arthritis in both knees.
…He made an appointment with Dr. Craig Della Valle, a knee specialist at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR).
“I recommended partial knee replacement surgery in order to get Randy back to work as soon as possible,” said Dr. Della Valle. “This type of procedure, which can be done in an outpatient setting, allows for a quicker recovery, less rehabilitation and is designed for younger adults who want to return to their active lifestyle.”
…wo knee replacement surgeries later, Randy is moving better than he was a decade ago. Forever up to challenges, he was able to return to work the day after his second surgery and he walked into work without crutches.… Read the rest
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.
ConforMIS Announces Results of Multiple Studies of its Customized Knee Replacements Presented at the 2015 Pan Pacific International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
Bedford, Mass. – August 3, 2015 – ConforMIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS) announced today results from six clinical studies presented at the 2015 Pan Pacific International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR). In an ongoing, blinded, US multicenter study, the investigators reported that patients with customized ConforMIS iTotal CR knee replacements were more likely to have an excellent or good objective Knee Society Score (KSS) and walked statistically significantly faster than patients with standard, off-the-shelf total knee replacements.
Westchester County, New York (PRWEB) May 19, 2015
Northern Westchester Hospital announced today that Victor Khabie, MD, FAAOS, FACS, Co-Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Sports Medicine at the Orthopedic and Spine Institute, performed the first NAVIO robot-assisted partial knee replacement in New York State at NWH. This leading-edge technology incorporates image-guided navigation with the precision of robotics, enabling surgeons to see and treat only the damaged portion of the knee and leaving the healthy bone in place.
Arthritis in left knee fixed with a robotic-assisted surgical procedure. This patient was not a candidate for a bioknee but was an excellent candidate for a partial knee replacement since just a small area of the knee was affected. He recorded his testimonial 13 days after surgery, patient can bike and walk and is astounded at the results.
Travis Fojtasek loved to run, but since he injured his knee fifteen years ago, he hated the pain. Within weeks after having a partial knee replacement, Travis’ friends already noticed a difference.
Allegiance Health has a complete network of physicians, services and specialty programs to serve your orthopaedic needs and keep you active. Whether you are experiencing joint pain or have a complex bone or joint condition, Allegiance can help you feel better and stay healthy.
Tamie McDermott feared she would not be able to go back working full-time as a nurse when she learned she needed knee replacement surgery. Tamie shares her story of getting back to what she loves with MAKOplasty partial knee replacement surgery. http://makoplasty.okspineortho.com
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Nancy Strk is a teacher assistant on Long Island. A fall during a trip to Croatia with her husband in 2006 left her with a badly injured knee. She had arthroscopic surgery, but her knee only got worse.
“I was in pain 24/7. When I stood up, my knee often buckled, and I felt like I was going to fall,” explains Nancy, who’s in her fifties and lives in New Hyde Park. She decided to consult with another doctor and was taken aback when he recommended a total knee replacement.