What will my incision look like after surgery?
Every procedure is different, and everyone heals differently, but we take care to leave the smallest scar possible. Whenever possible we use stitches under the skin that dissolve on their own, the same stitches that plastic surgeons use.
Why do you use a robot for some of your surgeries?
The Mako robot is one of the greatest technological advances in joint replacement surgery. No longer does the surgeon have to rely on outdated measuring devices and educated guesses to obtain optimal results. It has been proven that the Mako robot enables better accuracy for a better outcome.
What is an Anterior Approach Hip Replacement?
The anterior hip replacement was developed in the 1980s to be an alternative approach to a conventional hip replacement. The difference is getting to the hip joint from the front of the body as opposed to the side. It was marketed to have improved position of the cup resulting in fewer dislocations, faster recovery, and decreased pain. Studies have not found this to be true. Additional complications of the anterior approach are a greater incidence of femur fracture as well as higher femoral nerve injury during the procedure.
The Mako robot offers the precision to allow the most accurate cup placement without the added risks associated with the anterior approach. This is all accomplished through a minimally invasive muscle sparing posterior approach.
Do you take care of back problems?
No, we concentrate on disorders of the shoulders, hips, and knees. We will be happy to refer you to a qualified specialist.
I was assigned a Dr. for a work related workman’s compensation injury, can I see you instead?
Of course! You have the choice who treats you. We are also happy to provide second opinions.
There’s so much information on the internet, how am I to know what to believe?
One of the best sites we have found is maintained by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. In fact, much of the information provided from our site comes from it.