When pain prevents you from participating fully in your everyday activities, there is an urgent need to alleviate not only the pain but also the cause of that pain so that normal life can resume. When the pain stems from a knee you may need greater Hartford knee surgery. Our board certified experienced orthopedic surgeon specializes in using cutting edge technology and the latest techniques to alleviate pain and often replace the affected joints including the knees.
Greater Hartford knee surgery has undergone many revolutionary advances in recent years, especially in the area of knee replacements and partial knee replacements for ailments such as osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a condition where the top layer of cartilage wears away leaving the bones to rub on each other when the knee is moving. Our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Vipul Dua, MD can perform a makoplasty procedure, which is a robotic-assisted partial knee replacement. A CAT scan is done that produces a 3-D image of the knee that is used for planning the procedure, the scan allows the doctor to accurately plan the alignment, sizing and orientation of the replacement. During the actual surgery the robotic surgical equipment follows the plan and gives our doctor feedback that enables real-time adjustments.
The advantages of the makoplasty procedure over traditional partial replacement greater Hartford knee surgery is that it allows the doctor to save more of the knee’s own bone because less bone is removed, is minimally invasive, has a shorter recovery period with less physical therapy needed, greater knee mobility after surgery and most importantly the procedure allows the patient to return to all his/her normal activities and enjoy a pain-free life again. Our practice specializes in all forms of surgical procedures to solve problems from meniscus tears to full knee replacements. If you’re experiencing pain in your knees or in any other joint please call our office for an evaluation by our doctor.