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How Safe Is Makoplasty
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My mother is in great health but is 95 and has a very arthritic knee. Is she a candidate for makoplasty surgery?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long after hip arthroplasty until i can resume normal activity? When can I expect to resume normal activity after my hip arthroplasty?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer