Makoplasty Robotic partial knee resurfacing is a less invasive solution designed to restore the feeling of a natural knee.
If chronic pain, severe damage, or instability keeps you from the quality of life you want, a knee replacement might be the solution. Total knee replacement surgery, or knee arthroplasty, is common for those who find non-surgical therapy and solutions unhelpful. Here is a rundown on all you need to know. Common Causes Arthritic pain […]Read More
Did you have a sports injury and tore your ACL? Maybe you have end-stage osteoarthritis with limited mobility or stiffness? Dr. Tarlow is an expert in surgical reconstruction and wants to help you. Whether it’s a nagging pain from an old sports injury that never felt quite right or acute recent trauma, once you hit […]Read More
What works: Strengthening Exercises with neuromuscular education* NSAID (pills such as ibuprofen and naproxen) Appropriate weight loss if BMI > 25 Total or partial Knee Replacement Cannot Recommend for or against: IA steroid injection Acetaminophen Manual therapy, electrotherapeutics Knee arthroscopy for meniscus Cannot Recommend: IA Hyaluronic Acid (viscosupplementation) Braces Arthroscopy – clean out Glucosamine and […]Read More
Non surgical treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee is most successful for mild to moderate disease. Usually the pain and function from severe knee OA requires partial or total knee replacement surgery. Patients need to know how likely a particular treatment is. This study ranked the effectiveness of oral pill treatment and intra articular injections […]Read More
Vitamin D has hypothetical and proven benefits for orthopedic surgery patients and athletes. I advise my joint replacement patients to begin 800 IU of VitaminD3 one week prior to continuing for 3 weeks total due to theoretical benefits for reduced infection risk. Vitamin D has been shown to increase muscle strength, reduced injury rates and […]Read More
Research on outcomes for joint replacement surgery has led to targeted patient selection for Total Knee Replacement surgery. Risk factors for poor outcomes include obesity, uncontrolled diabetes, smoking and cardiovascular disease. Great emphasis has been placed on modifying risk factors PRIOR to knee replacement surgery. Many patients are willing undergo an intervention which lowers their […]Read More
A 4 year study using MRI to look at knees showed the rate of knee degeneration/wear. The more weight loss, the slower the rate of knee destruction. Another study showed that combining weight loss with exercise with dietary modification improved exercise tolerance (walking) and improved weight loss. Finally, the proportion of obese patients with artificial […]Read More
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