The subspecialty of orthopedics has been around for over 80 years and much has changed in that time. Advances in technology have allowed patients with complex injuries to be treated more quickly in a less invasive way. Inpatient hospital stays with lengthy recovery times and extremely invasive incisions have given way to more outpatient surgeries, smaller incisions and quicker recoveries.
This minimally invasive surgical procedure is used for joint repair of the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle and foot, to treat rotator cuff tears and to reconstruct knee ligaments. Advanced Technology for Joint Replacement Using computerized technology to aid in the placement of components can lead to better function and a longer lasting joint replacement. Combining this technology with minimally invasive surgical techniques limits bone or tissue loss at the time of surgery.
Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
MAKO plasty (often referred to as MAKO ) is a surgical robot that utilizes a computerized model of your own knee so that the implant’s size and position are optimized. With this technique, ligament preservation is possible and tensions adjusted to allow for a well-balanced joint before any bone is resected. The bone is then removed very carefully with a robotic arm only in the location where the implant is placed. This
Anterior Hip Replacement
This technique allows the placement of the prosthesis without the need to
“We are now able to have patients walk with their new knee or hip the very same day as surgery, with little or no pain. Patients no longer need to stay in the hospital or rehab center for lengthy periods of time.” — Dr. Mark Friedman