Dr. Isaacson talks Partial Knee Replacement. He explains levels of damage as knees begin to loose cartilage. He explains options available.
Knee Replacement Surgery- Procedure and types of knee replacement
Doctors’ Circle – World’s Largest Health Platform Published on Jun 6, 2019
Most common knee replacement surgery is total knee replacement surgery. In this ends of tibia and fiber are replaced by metal and plastic. The patella of knee cap might be resurfaced or it is healthy it will left alone.
The second type of knee replacement is unicondylar knee replacement. In this only one part of the knee is replaced as show in the picture in the video. But this type of surgery is only possible in few people.
The last type is Knee cap replacement. Knee replacement usually considered for people with severe pain and mobility issues when their arthritis is not responding to drugs or physiotherapy. In knee end of the thigh bone and end of shin bone are attached by cartilage. This is damaged during arthritis. In this surgery bone of the cartilage is removed and replaced by plastic and metal.… Read the rest
More than five years after buying Mako Surgical, Stryker has already placed more than 650 Mako robots around the world, with more than 76,900 knee and hip replacement procedures performed in 2018 and double-digit growth in installations expected in 2019. After acquiring Mako in 2013, Stryker launched a total hip replacement tool in 2015 and a total knee arthroplasty application in 2017.
Sharp HealthCare Published on Jun 14, 2018
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System helps improve outcomes for hip and knee replacement. Learn how in this video featuring Dr. Steven Allsing, an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital.
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD Performs a Mako Robotic Total Knee Replacement Surgery & Robotic Partial Knee Replacement Surgery on same-day at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Patient’s story 5 weeks post-op. Here’s a transcription of the video for you to read:
Joe: My name is Joe. I’m a patient of Dr. Buechel. I’m five weeks post-surgery from a full and partial knee replacement on the same day. Yesterday was a pretty bad day in the city with the weather. I ended up taking the subway. So I walked 57 steps up to the subway and there were about 110 steps up. I did all those steps, walked about three blocks to my appointment, and did the same thing going home. So I did a lot of steps. And that was a true story.
Dr. Buechel: So Joe was a really great guy in his 50s who came to me with painful knees.… Read the rest
Older adults and their families often wonder: Where’s the best place to recover after a hip or knee replacement — at home or in a rehabilitation facility?
Increasingly, the answer appears to be home if the procedure is elective, friends and family are available to help and someone doesn’t have serious conditions that could lead to complications.
This trend is likely to accelerate as evidence mounts that recuperating at home is a safe alternative and as hospitals alter medical practices in response to changing Medicare policies.
The newest data comes from a March study in JAMA Internal Medicine of 17 million Medicare hospitalizations of people from 2010 to 2016. All the patients were older adults and went home or to a skilled nursing facility after a medical procedure or a serious illness. Knee and hip replacements were the most common reason for these hospitalizations.
People who were sent home with home health care services demonstrated the same level of functional improvement as those who went to a skilled nursing facility (assessments examined their ability to walk and get up and down stairs, among other activities), the study found.… Read the rest
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Patients who underwent outpatient TKA had a slightly higher incidence of postoperative deep vein thrombosis, however results showed no differences in terms of cardiac and cerebrovascular events, acute renal failure and pulmonary events between the two groups, he said…
…While [outpatient TKA is] effective in places that have good experience and established protocols, these small differences may reflect trends from centers that have less experience with it, places where they do not do outpatient total joint [replacement] as frequently or do not have as streamlined or well-designed follow-up processes or rehabilitation protocols.
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, the end of the femur bone is removed and replaced with a metal shell. The end of the lower leg bone (tibia) is also removed and replaced with a channeled plastic piece with a metal stem. Depending on the condition of the kneecap portion of the knee joint, a plastic “button” may also be added under the kneecap surface.
The posterior cruciate ligament is a tissue that normally stabilizes each side of the knee joint so that the lower leg cannot slide backward in relation to the thigh bone. In total knee replacement surgery, this ligament is either retained, sacrificed, or substituted by a polyethylene post.… Read the rest
Barry J. Waldman MD, Esther A. Schaftel CRNP www.totaljointjoint.com
Unfortunately, there is an epidemic of knee arthritis in the United States. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, estimates that between 2006 and 2030, the number of knee implants performed in the United States will increase from 300,000 a year to nearly 3.5 million. Even more concerning, the average age of knee implant patients gets younger each year1. It is not unusual for patients as young as 40 to experience severe knee arthritis and require knee implant surgery. Women account for about 60% of patients who need a knee implant – a proportion that has remained steady for the past few decades.3