Examination of the knee or shoulder using a small telescope to discover and document the disease or injury with video and still photography. The problem area can then be treated with a variety of microsurgical techniques. To learn more, please visit the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons websites.
Arthroscopic excision, repair, or replacement with graft material, for injured soft tissue structures in the knee and shoulder. A wide range of the latest proven techniques and materials are used to restore form, stability, mobility and pain-free function. To learn more, please visit the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Shoulder Surgeon websites.
“MIS” refers to a variety of minimally invasive, total or partial knee surface replacements, fixed or mobile, designed to reduce the trauma from surgery and allow the patient to walk with full weight bearing on the same day as the surgery. No general anesthesia is necessary, and post-operative pain is reduced. The type of prosthesis used is selected to best serve the purpose of the patient. The goal is a pain-free, fully functional, long lasting result.
The iUNI is breakthrough technology that uses a cat-scan image to custom build a partial knee replacement. The iUNI is performed in an out-patient facility and is a minimally invasive procedure. The many benefits of the iUNI include: less bone cutting, pre-navigation for best leg alignment, may be done under local and regional anesthesia, immediate full weight-bearing, and lower cost. To learn more, please visit the ConforMIS website.
The iTotal is a custom total knee replacement. A cat-scan of the patient’s knee is used to enable a 3-D manufacturing process to construct a one-of-a-kind, pre-navigated surface replacement. The advantages may be less bone resection and a more normal knee function. The iTotal is performed using minimally invasive surgical technique and may be done without general anesthesia, possibly in an outpatient setting. To learn more, please visit the ConforMIS website.
Preoperative patient teaching and accelerated post-operative rehabilitation help speed recovery from surgery. An advanced anesthesia technique helps eliminate the need for narcotic medicine after surgery. Patients typically walk within hours and in many cases can go home within 24 hours with help. Many cases can now be done as outpatients.