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Makoplasty Robotic partial knee resurfacing is a less invasive solution designed to restore the feeling of a natural knee.

Key to Better Knee Replacement Outcomes: An Experienced Surgeon

February 22, 2017

Optimal Delivery of Total Knee Replacement Surgery – Surgeon Experience Improves Outcomes High volume Total Knee surgeons working at high volume facilities deliver the best outcomes for patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery. The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York published data on meaningful surgeon and hospital volume thresholds in the October, 2016 Journal […]

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Makoplasty Partial Knee Replacement: A Primer

February 15, 2017

What Is a Makoplasty Partial Knee? Dr. Tarlow utilizes the world’s most advanced orthopedic robotic arm and computer software system at HonorHealth’s Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak. Each implant is customized to precisely optimize your knee alignment, tracking, and ligament tensioning to extend the life of your implant. Makoplasty Robotic partial knee resurfacing is a less invasive […]

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Partial Knee Replacements: Who Is a Candidate?

February 13, 2017

What Are Partial Knee Replacements? Usually, osteoarthritis of the Knee involves the entire joint, and a Total Knee Replacement is the treatment of choice. Perhaps one in ten people with knee osteoarthritis with severe enough involvement of the joint to consider surgery are fortunate enough to have the arthritis limited to only one compartment of […]

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Is Makoplasty Partial Knee Replacement Right for You?

February 13, 2017

Makoplasty Robotic Partial Knee Replacement Best for One Compartment Disease While Makoplasty parts can be combined in several different configurations, by far the most common is to resurface only one compartment.  The one compartment most commonly resurfaced is the medial compartment of the knee. Medial knee is the time tested application with predictably great outcomes. […]

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Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Everything You Need to Know About Minimally Invasive Surgery

February 13, 2017

  Who is a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Surgery? Here in the Phoenix – Scottsdale, Arizona area I am frequently asked by patients “Can you perform Minimally Invasive (MIS) Total Knee Replacement (TKR) on my knee?” My answer is I can perform Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement on most any patient but I choose to use the […]

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3 Reasons Computer-Assisted Knee Replacement Is Better Than Traditional Surgery

February 8, 2017

Computer Assistance Increases Precision of Component Placement in Total Knee Arthroplasty with Articular Deformity Computer Navigation is a valuable tool that surgeons use to accurately position components for Knee and Hip replacement surgery. Computer navigation is embraced by patients – it is common sense that technology is helping medicine to evolve and improve. However, there […]

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3 Frequently Asked Questions About Knee Replacement

January 30, 2017

How Successful Are Total Knee Replacements in the First Three Years? A frequently asked question about knee replacement centers on the success rates of the surgery. A British Study looked in the National Registry to determine revision surgery rates of 80,697 primary Total Knee Replacements between 2003 and 2006. This was an observational study and […]

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ACL Surgical Technique

January 10, 2017

ACL Surgical Technique – Single and Double Bundle Reconstructions Similar Results Single bundle and Double bundle ACL reconstruction did not differ in terms of clinical outcomes “Single Bundle” Hamstring ACL reconstruction (knee stability exam, functional activity, retear rates) at 3 years according to a Japanese study published in April, 2016 American Journal of Sports Medicine. […]

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