Hip And Knee Doc

Is MAKOplasty right for you you?

MAKOplasty (Partial Knee Resurfacing) is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid stage osteoarthritis in the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee. It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, an enabling implant design which allows for consistently reproducible precision in performing partial knee resurfacing.

Benefits of MAKOplasty:
~Improved surgical outcomes
~Less implant wear and loosening
~Joint resurfacing
~Bone sparing
~Smaller incision
~Less scarring
~Reduced blood loss minimal hospitalization

To find out if you are a candidate I invite you to schedule a personal consultation with me by calling 918-514-3009 or request an appointment online at http://www.hipandkneedoc.com!

Ron

Painful knee? It may be a meniscus tear!

QUESTION: How do you know you have a meniscus tear? Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries. Although anyone can experience a meniscus tear, it is most commonly seen in athletes who participate in contact sports. ANSWER:  You may have a meniscus tear, if you notice swelling and pain in the knee, a popping sensation during the injury, difficulty bending and straightening the leg, and a tendency for the knee to get stuck or locked up. Rest the knee and avoid putting weight on it as much as possible. Icing can also reduce pain and swelling if done for 20-30 minutes every 3-4 hours for 2-3 days following the injury. Using an elastic bandage, straps, or sleeves to compress can also control swelling. In cases of more severe tears, repair of the meniscus may be necessary. The decision to repair is based on many factors, including the location of the tear and age of the patient. In patients whose meniscus is unlikely to heal on its own, surgery to remove the torn section is recommended. Though the meniscus plays an important role in the function of the human knee, once it’s torn and unable to be repaired, many of the beneficial aspects of that structure are lost. Most people who’ve had surgery for a torn meniscus see excellent short-term results, but studies show they are at a higher risk for developing knee arthritis later in life. Do you have a painful knee? Come see me! Expedite your appointment online at www.hipandkneedoc.com. or give me a call at 918-514-3009 (press 2 for appointments). Ron PS: My office is conveniently located in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 65th and Yale.

Painful hip or knee? Come see me!

If you’re thinking about scheduling an appointment for a consultation for your hip or knee here’s a few things to consider: 1. My patients have 24/7 access to me via Facebook, cell phone and email. I have been able to provide this access because my patients do NOT abuse it. 2. I have a private Facebook group for my patients and their caregivers. It’s a great resource to connect with others who are considering joint replacement surgery.
3. You will see me at every patient visit, including post op visits. 4. I have a wonderful staff who is dedicated to your care. You will meet Shanna in clinic with me and Jennifer if you decide to have surgery. 5. My goal is to provide the best in orthopedic care and I want you to have the best possible outcomes. If I recommend surgery it’s because I feel you would truly benefit from the procedure. Need an appointment? Call 918-514-3009 and press 2 for appointments or request one online at http://www.hipandkneedoc.com. Ron