Knee Surgery Specialists
Surgery Treatments for Knee Pain and Injuries
The most common condition that results in the need for knee replacement surgery is osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults. Osteoarthritis is characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage and adjacent bone in the knees.
Other forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis that results from a knee injury can also lead to degeneration of the knee joint. In addition, fractures, torn cartilage, and/or torn ligaments also can lead to irreversible damage to the knee joint over the years.
Treatments include routine and complex knee replacement, revision of previously replaced joints that have worn out or failed, partial knee replacement, and arthroscopic knee surgery. Our knee specialist Dr. Andrew Bryan can also determine if you are a candidate for robotic-assisted knee surgery.
About Robotic Assisted Surgery
Dr. Andrew Bryan utilizes the Stryker Mako Robotic arm to provide a detailed 3D model that captures the specificities of your unique anatomy. While most everyone has knees that are identical on the large scale – the same bones, ligaments, areas of cartilage – there are thousands of small variations in size, structure, and disease from patient to patient. The Mako system precisely maps these variations in your own unique anatomy.
This rigorous mapping allows Dr. Bryan to remove only the diseased portions of your knee, sparing as much healthy bone and other tissue as possible. This is beneficial both for your recovery time and any possible future need for revision.