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Is makoplasty safe?

Is makoplasty safe?

Usually: Makoplasty is using a robot to assist the surgeon doing joint replacement. It is a tool that has a learning curve. The experience of the surgeon is the most important factor determining outcome. ...Read more

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What is makoplasty; does it work; and are you worse off than before, if it doesn't work as expected?

What is makoplasty; does it work; and are you worse off than before, if it doesn't work as expected?

Robotic knee resurfa: I have performed over 560 makoplasty knee procedures and teach surgeons from around the world on this. This is a high precision installation tool that allows surgeons to properly align, balance, and centrally track the implants on each and every patient consistently and reproducibly better than any other partial knee installation system in the world. This has revolutionized partial knee surgery. ...Read more

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I had pStella femoral makoplasty on Dec 20 th had fluid drained yesterday for testing of infection. After the procedure my knee locked. Do u know why?

I had pStella femoral makoplasty on Dec 20 th had fluid drained yesterday for testing of infection. After the procedure my knee locked. Do u know why?

Varies : Varies quite a bit, there are a number of possible considerations. Certainly the hope is that the fluid that has accumulated in your knee does not represent an infection which can cause pretty substantial problems. For now, you will probably need to await fluid results and consider second opinion if you clearly have a poor outcome. ...Read more

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My mother is in great health but is 95 and has a very arthritic knee. Is she a candidate for makoplasty surgery? Craig

My mother is in great health but is 95 and has  a very arthritic knee.  Is she a candidate for makoplasty surgery?

Craig

Yes: Hi craig, if she is healthy, but suffers from arthritis in one compartment, she is a candidate for a makoplasty partial knee replacement. If her x-ray shows one side of her knee worn down and the other side is not and she hurts on the worn side, i would consider fixing her if it hurts and is limiting her function. In my town, we have many 80 and 90 year olds that are active and get replacements. ...Read more

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How long does recovery take for a total hip arthroplasty?

How long does recovery take for a total hip arthroplasty?

Variable recovery: Recovery from a hip replacement surgery will vary patient to patient. We routinely perform the direct anterior total hip replacement and it is not unusual for the patients to be up and walking within several days with minimal pain. "Total" recovery can vary between 6 weeks and 6 months depending on circumstances. ...Read more

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How long after hip arthroplasty until i can resume normal activity? When can I expect to resume normal activity after my hip arthroplasty? .

How long after hip arthroplasty until i can resume normal activity? When can I expect to resume normal activity after my hip arthroplasty?

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Variable: Every patient will recover at their own pace after a total hip replacement. Your recovery will be influenced by multiple variables, including your pre-op condition, severity of your arthritis, stiffness of your hip, the type of surgical approach used, and your motivation and active participation in your recovery process. For most patients, "normal" activities can gradually be resumed by 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Where is the incision located for hip arthroplasty? With hip arthroplasty, where is the incision made and how large is it? .

Hip surgery: The location of the incision depends on the approach to hip used. The common appraoches are anterior, posterior & lateral. The incion for routine hip arhroplasty is about 12-14 cm. ...Read more

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Where is a hip arthroplasty usually done? At a hospital?

Usually: The hospital is the typical venue. There are centers for out patient surgery, but these are fairly rare. ...Read more

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Will yoga help with rehabilitation of my hip arthroplasty?

Will yoga help with rehabilitation of my hip arthroplasty?

It could: but you need to make sure that you are following the precautions that are set forward by your surgeon ...Read more

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How long does recovery after hip arthroplasty take? I need to have arthroplasty of my hip joint. Apart from my hip joint, i'm a healthy male in my mid fifties. On average, how long should I expect my recovery to take?

Hip replacement: 6 weeks on average for collagen to heal--give yourself at least 12 weeks total to retrain the mscles for movement and gait.Consider direct anterior hip approach withich is muscle sparing. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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