If you have an orthopaedic condition and wish to be advised on the most appropriate treatment, please request your appointment online or call (203) 775-6205 to schedule an appointment.
We provide care for the full range of orthopaedic conditions, from sprains and fractures to ligament tears and arthritis. Our physicians stay current with the latest academic research to provide the most innovative orthopaedic procedures – from outpatient joint replacement to microvascular hand surgery.
We provide state-of-the-art digital radiology, ultrasound, physical therapy, and pain management services within our office. We also offer cortisone, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and visco-supplementation injections, which promote tissue healing and are alternatives to surgery. Our focus is on treating every patient as an individual, not just an individual injury.
Conditions and treatments that we provide
● About Casts (video)● Alternative Methods to Help Manage Pain After Orthopaedic Surgery● Anesthesia for Hip and Knee Surgery● Arthroscopy● Articular Cartilage Restoration● Bone Sarcoma in the Upper Extremity: Treatment Options Using Limb Salvage or Amputation● Bone and Tissue Transplantation● Bone, Joint, and Muscle Infections in Children● Care of Casts and Splints● Cortisone Injections● Down Syndrome: Musculoskeletal Effects● Exercise and Arthritis (video)● Female Athlete Triad: Problems Caused by Extreme Exercise and Dieting● Fractures (Broken Bones)● Frequently Asked Questions About Stem Cells● Frostbite● Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate● Gout● Growth Plate Fractures● Heat Injury and Heat Exhaustion● Helping Fractures Heal (Orthobiologics)● Hemangioma
Shoulder & Elbow
● Adult Forearm Fractures● Arthritis of the Shoulder● Biceps Tendinitis● Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow● Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder● Brachial Plexus Injuries● Burners and Stingers● Chronic Shoulder Instability● Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)● Common Shoulder Injuries● Compartment Syndrome● Dislocated Shoulder● Distal Humerus Fractures of the Elbow● Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis● Elbow (Olecranon) Fractures● Elbow Arthroscopy● Elbow Dislocation● Elbow Fractures in Children● Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete● Erb's Palsy (Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy)● Forearm Fractures in Children● Frozen Shoulder● Nursemaid's Elbow● Osteoarthritis of the Elbow● Radial Head Fractures of the Elbow● Recurrent and Chronic Elbow Instability● Rotator Cuff Tears● Rotator Cuff Tears: Frequently Asked Questions● Rotator Cuff Tears: Surgical Treatment Options● Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Conditioning Program● SLAP Tears (labral Tears)● Scapula (Shoulder Blade) Fractures● Shoulder Arthroscopy● Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis● Shoulder Injuries in the Throwing Athlete● Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear)● Shoulder Pain and Common Shoulder Problems● Shoulder Separation● Shoulder Surgery● Shoulder Surgery Exercise Guide● Shoulder Trauma (Fractures and Dislocations)● Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)● Thoracic Outlet Syndrome● Throwing Injuries in the Elbow in Children● Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)
Hand & Wrist
● Animal Bites● Arthritis of the Hand● Arthritis of the Thumb● Arthritis of the Wrist● Boutonnière Deformity● Carpal Tunnel Syndrome● Compartment Syndrome● Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)● Congenital Hand Differences● De Quervain's Tendinosis● Distal Radius Fractures (Broken Wrist)● Dupuytren's Contracture● Finger Fractures● Fingertip Injuries and Amputations● Flexor Tendon Injuries● Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist and Hand● Hand Fractures● Human Bites● Lawn Mower Injuries in Children● Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger)● Nerve Injuries● Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist● Sprained Thumb● Thumb Fractures● Trigger Finger● Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome of the Wrist● What is a Hand Surgeon?● Wrist Arthroscopy● Wrist Sprains
Hip & Thigh
● Acetabular Fractures● Adolescent Hip Dysplasia● Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia paresthetica)● Deep Vein Thrombosis● Developmental Dislocation (Dysplasia) of the Hip (DDH)● Femoroacetabular Impingement● Femur Shaft Fractures (Broken Thighbone)● Hamstring Muscle Injuries● Hip Bursitis● Hip Conditioning Program● Hip Dislocation● Hip Fractures● Hip Strains● Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip● Intoeing● Limb Length Discrepancy● Muscle Strains in the Thigh● Osteoarthritis of the Hip● Pelvic Fractures● Perthes Disease● Preventing Blood Clots After Orthopaedic Surgery (video)● Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis● Snapping Hip● Sports Hernia (Athletic Pubalgia)● The Limping Child● Thighbone (Femur) Fractures In Children● Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip
Foot & Ankle
● Achilles Tendinitis● Adult Acquired Flatfoot● Ankle Fractures in Children● Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries● Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle● Bunion Surgery● Bunions● Claw Toe● Clubfoot● Collateral Ligament Injuries● Combined Knee Ligament Injuries● Common Knee Injuries● Corns● Diabetic (Charcot) Foot● Distal Femur (Thighbone) Fractures of the Knee● Flexible Flatfoot in Children● Foot and Ankle Conditioning Program● Fractures of the Proximal Tibia (Shinbone)● Growth Plate Fractures● Hammer Toe● Heel Pain● Ingrown Toenail● Intoeing● Lawn Mower Injuries in Children● Meniscus Tears● Meniscus Tears (video)● Morton's Neuroma● Orthotics● Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)● Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs● Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction● Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle● Sesamoiditis● Shin Splints● Stiff Big Toe (Hallux Rigidus)● Stress Fractures● Tarsal Coalition● Vertical Talus
Neck & Back
● Adult Spondylolisthesis in the Low Back● Back Pain in Children● Cervical Fracture (Broken Neck)● Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)● Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck)● Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (Spinal Cord Compression)● Congenital Muscular Torticollis (Twisted Neck)● Fracture of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine● Herniated Disk● Herniated Disk in the Lower Back● Idiopathic Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents● Kyphosis (Roundback) of the Spine● Low Back Pain● Lumbar Spinal Stenosis● Neck Pain● Neck Sprain● Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures● Sciatica● Scoliosis: Frequently Asked Questions● Spinal Deformity in Children with Myelomeningocele● Spinal Injections● Spine Conditioning Program● Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
Knee & Lower Leg
● ACL Injury: Does It Require Surgery?● Adolescent Anterior Knee Pain● Arthritis of the Knee● Bowed Legs (Blount's Disease)● Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia paresthetica)● Compartment Syndrome● Deep Vein Thrombosis● Discoid Meniscus● Exertional Compartment Syndrome● Intoeing● Knee Arthroscopy● Knee Arthroscopy Exercise Guide● Knee Conditioning Program● Knee Exercises● Limb Length Discrepancy● New Study Measures the Value of ACL Repair Surgery● Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)● Osteonecrosis of the Knee● Osteotomy of the Knee● Patellar Dislocation and Instability in Children (Unstable Kneecap)● Patellofemoral Arthritis● Pes Anserine (Knee Tendon) Bursitis● Prepatellar (Kneecap) Bursitis● Patellar (Kneecap) Fractures● Patellar Tendon Tear● Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries● Quadriceps Tendon Tear● Shin Splints● Tibia (Shinbone) Shaft Fractures● Preventing Blood Clots After Orthopaedic Surgery (video)● The Limping Child● Trauma Induced Compartment Syndrome● Unstable Kneecap● Viscosupplementation Treatment for Knee Arthritis
We take care of everyone from little league players and high school athletes to members of an NFL team. Our experience on the sidelines is unparalleled. We are known for our conservative treatment, and we avoid surgery whenever possible. Our staff includes physicians who are board certified in both orthopedics and orthopedic sports medicine. They are trained in cutting-edge technologies, including innovative joint preservation procedures.
Together, our physicians and physical therapists have decades of cumulative experience treating athletes in every age group and at every level — whether they are competing in college athletics or simply want to stay fit and involved in the activities they enjoy.
Conditions, treatments, and injury prevention
● Compartment Syndrome● Female Athlete Triad: Problems Caused by Extreme Exercise and Dieting● Heat Injury and Heat Exhaustion● High School Sports Injuries● Muscle Contusion (Bruise)● Muscle Cramp● Overuse Injuries in Children● Skin Infections in Athletes● Sports Concussion● Sprains, Strains and Other Soft-Tissue Injuries● X-rays, CT Scans and MRIs
Shoulder & Elbow
● Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow● Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder● Burners and Stingers● Chronic Shoulder Instability● Common Shoulder Injuries● Dislocated Shoulder● Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete● Rotator Cuff Tears● SLAP Tears● Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis● Shoulder Injuries in the Throwing Athlete● Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear)● Shoulder Separation● Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)● Throwing Injuries in the Elbow in Children
Knee & Lower Leg
● ACL Reconstruction Module● Subchondroplasty● Adolescent Anterior Knee Pain● Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries● Collateral Ligament Injuries● Combined Knee Ligament Injuries● Common Knee Injuries● Compartment Syndrome● Meniscus Tears● Meniscus Tears (video)● Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)● Patellar Dislocation and Instability in Children (Unstable Kneecap)● Patellar Tendon Tear● Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome● Pes Anserine (Knee Tendon) Bursitis● Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries● Prepatellar (Kneecap) Bursitis● Quadriceps Tendon Tear● Shin Splints● Stress Fractures● Unstable Kneecap
Neck & Back
Treatments & Surgeries
● ACL Injury: Does It Require Surgery?● Alternative Methods to Help Manage Pain After Orthopaedic Surgery● Arthroscopy● Articular Cartilage Restoration● Cortisone Injections● Elbow Arthroscopy● Foot and Ankle Conditioning Program● Hip Arthroscopy● Hip Conditioning Program● Knee Arthroscopy● Knee Conditioning Program● Managing Pain With Medications After Orthopaedic Surgery● New Study Measures the Value of ACL Repair Surgery● Orthotics● Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)● Rotator Cuff Tears: Surgical Treatment Options● Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Conditioning Program● Shoulder Arthroscopy● Spine Conditioning Program
● Athletic Shoes● Baseball Injury Prevention● Basketball Injury Prevention● Creatine Supplements● Football Injury Prevention● Golf Injury Prevention● Gymnastics Injury Prevention● Helmet Safety● Hockey Injury Prevention● Horseback Riding Injury Prevention● Martial Arts Injury Prevention● Return To Play● Safe Exercise● Shoes: Finding the Right Fit● Skiing Injury Prevention● Soccer Injury Prevention● Sports Injury Prevention for Baby Boomers● Sports Nutrition● Swimming Injury Prevention● Tennis Court Safety● Tennis Injury Prevention● The Risks of Steroid Use● Tips for a Safe Running Program● Train Smart and Stay Strong● Trampoline Injury Prevention● Volleyball Injury Prevention● Winter Sports Injury Prevention● Yoga Injury Prevention
Health & Fitness
● Active Families: The Foundation for a Lifetime of Bone and Joint Health● Aerobic Exercise● Athletic Shoes● Bicycle Safety● Creatine Supplements● Cross Training● Distracted Walking● Diving Safety● Effects of Aging● Exercise Walking● Exercise and Bone Health● Exercise and Bone and Joint Conditions● Female Athlete Triad: Problems Caused by Extreme Exercise and Dieting● Fitness for Kids● Flexibility Exercises for Young Athletes● Healthy Bones at Every Age● Helmet Safety● Osteoporosis Prevention Starts Early● Physical Activity for Persons with Mental Retardation● Rehabilitation Exercise and Conditioning Handouts● Safe Exercise● Selecting Home Exercise Equipment● Seniors and Exercise● Seniors and Exercise: Starting an Exercise Program● Sports Injury Prevention for Baby Boomers● Sports Nutrition● Starting a Strength Training Program● Starting an Exercise Program● Staying Active As You Age● The Impact of Childhood Obesity on Bone, Joint, and Muscle Health● The Risks of Steroid Use● Tips for a Safe Running Program● Train Smart and Stay Strong● Vitamin D for Good Bone Health● Warm Up, Cool Down and Be Flexible● Weightbearing Exercise for Women and Girls● Why Exercise?
Our surgeons introduced computer-assisted robotic joint replacement at Danbury Hospital. We specialize in total and partial knee replacement, hip replacement, and complex total joint revision surgery. We have also trained in both traditional and reverse shoulder joint replacement.
Leading the way, we started the outpatient joint replacement center at Danbury Hospital; we help our patients decide if this progressive approach meets their individual needs. According to recent data, we have exceptionally low complication rates that are well below national standards and unequaled in the area.
Nuvance Health Surgical PatientsOur Nuvance Health surgical patients can access detailed information on our knee and hip replacement procedures and what to expect by reviewing our guidebooks:
● Download Knee Replacement Guide● Download Hip Replacement Guide
Diseases & Conditions
● Arthritis of the Hand● Arthritis of the Knee● Arthritis of the Shoulder● Arthritis of the Thumb● Arthritis of the Wrist● Arthritis: An Overview● Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck)● Gout● Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip● Juvenile Arthritis● Osteoarthritis● Osteoarthritis of the Elbow● Osteoarthritis of the Hip● Osteonecrosis of the Hip● Patellofemoral Arthritis● Rheumatoid Arthritis● Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle● Synovial Chondromatosis
Treatments & Surgeries For Arthritis
● Arthroscopy● Articular Cartilage Restoration● Elbow Arthroscopy● Exercise and Arthritis (video)● Exercise and Bone and Joint Conditions● Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate● How to Use Crutches, Canes and Walkers● Knee Arthroscopy● Knee Arthroscopy Exercise Guide● Makoplasty of the Hip● Makoplasty of the Knee● Managing Arthritis Pain With Exercise● Spinal Injections● Stem Cells and Orthopaedics● Subchondroplasty of the Knee● Total Hip Replacement Module● Total Knee Replacement Module● Viscosupplementation Treatment for Knee Arthritis● What Are NSAIDs?
● Alternative Methods to Help Manage Pain After Orthopaedic Surgery● Anesthesia for Hip and Knee Surgery● Before and After Total Joint Replacement (video)● Cortisone Injections● Managing Pain With Medications After Orthopaedic Surgery● Obesity, Weight Loss, and Joint Replacement Surgery● Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)● Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery● Preventing Blood Clots After Orthopaedic Surgery (video)● Preventing Infection After Joint Replacement Surgery (video)● Total Joint Replacement● Total Joint Replacement: Questions Patients Should Ask Their Surgeon
Hand & Wrist
Hip & Thigh
● Activities After Hip Replacement● Dislocation After Total Hip Replacement (video)● Fracture After Total Hip Replacement● Hip Resurfacing● Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement● Makoplasty of the Hip● Preventing Blood Clots After Orthopaedic Surgery (video)● Total Hip Replacement● Total Hip Replacement Exercise Guide
Knee & Lower Leg
● Activities After a Knee Replacement● Knee Replacement Implants● Subchondroplasty of the Knee● Makoplasty of the Knee● Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement● New Study Finds that Knee Replacement Is A Cost-Effective Treatment Option● Preventing Blood Clots After Orthopaedic Surgery (video)● Revision Total Knee Replacement● Total Knee Replacement● Total Knee Replacement Exercise Guide● Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
Chronic pain can make even the simplest tasks hard to endure. We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of pain, including musculoskeletal, neurological, and cancer-related pain. Interventional pain management addresses pain directly from the source rather than relying solely on prescription pain medication. Patients can be treated with many different procedures – all minimally invasive and performed with X-ray and/or ultrasound guidance. Treatments include long-lasting nerve blocks, radiofrequency, and spinal cord stimulators.
We also have expertise in regenerative medicine techniques, including stem cell therapy (SCT) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. These leading-edge technologies involve injecting damaged tissue with a patient’s own stem cells or plasma. While the new cells adapt to their environment, they repair damage in the process. Many of these techniques offer relief for patients with chronic pain who have not responded to traditional treatment. Our goal is to return our patients to their everyday activities quickly, decrease their need for medication, and improve their overall quality of life.
Conditions and treatments that we provide
● Annular Disc Tear ● Arthritis (Knee/Hip, etc)● Back Pain● Bone Spurs/Osteophytes● Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)● Degenerative Disc Disease● Facet Joint Syndrome● Failed Back Surgery Syndrome● Headaches● Herniated/Bulging Disc● Neck Pain● Neuropathy● Pinched Nerve● Radiculopathy● Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain● Sciatica● Spinal Stenosis● Spine Compression Fractures● Spondylosis/Spine Arthritis
● Cortisone Injections● Discography● Epidural Steroid Injections● Facet Joint Injection● Intradiscal Therapy / Biacuplasty● Intrathecal Drug Delivery (IT-Pump)● Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty● Lumbar Sympathetic Block● Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)● Nerve Root Block● Non-Surgical Treatment for Disc Herniation (Percutaneous Discectomy)● Radiofrequency Ablation● Radiofrequency Neurotomy● Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cell Autologous Transplantation● Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Joints Injection● Spinal Cord Stimulator● Stellate Ganglion Block
Our X-Ray suites include state-of-the-art Digital X-Ray systems, which provide the highest quality images. Experienced, licensed X-Ray technicians perform all of our testing on-site. Your physician can immediately review digital images during your appointment.
We also use a highly sophisticated fluoroscopic and mobile imaging unit for X-Ray localization during interventional pain management procedures.
General/important information about X-Rays
Imaging studies performed somewhere else
● If you have had X-Rays or other imaging studies performed somewhere else, please bring the disc with you to your appointment.
Pickup your X-Rays
● If you call in advance – and we appreciate 24-hour notice – we will have your images ready for pickup at the reception desk.
MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is an advanced minimally invasive treatment option for adults suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) in one or two compartments of their knee. It is the only truly patient-specific procedure, planned and performed from a 3-D model of your knee. MAKOplasty is powered by the proven, highly accurate RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System, which allows surgeons to achieve consistently reproducible results so you can return to an active lifestyle.
MAKOplasty is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis (OA). By selectively targeting only the diseased part of your knee, your surgeon can spare healthy bone, tissue, and ligaments. Other benefits may include a smaller incision, shorter hospital stay, less pain, reduced blood loss, less scarring, and a more rapid recovery.
MAKOplasty is indicated for patients suffering from osteoarthritis in one or two compartments of their knee. A total knee replacement is sometimes necessary if your surgeon discovers during surgery that your knee has more damage than originally seen in the pre-operative X-rays and CT scan.
Here is a video that explains the process
MAKOplasty – A Less Invasive Procedure
MAKOplasty is enabled by robotic arm technology that allows the surgeon to perform the procedure accurately through a smaller incision when compared to standard manual procedures. Surgeons use the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System, a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that combines computer imaging with intelligent instrumentation. This allows the surgeon to more accurately place the implant that has been selected for your knee.
By preserving healthy bone, tissue, and ligaments, along with more accurate implant positioning, you can expect a more natural feeling knee. Since healthy bone is preserved, patients who undergo MAKOplasty partial knee procedures may still be candidates for a total knee replacement procedure later in life if necessary. Your surgeon should discuss the specific risks associated with MAKOplasty and other treatment options with you.
Clinical Data Highlights
Results of several studies demonstrate the clinical benefits of robotic arm-assisted MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing. Initial results of an ongoing study found that MAKOplasty resulted in more accurately placed implants and less pain for the first eight weeks after surgery when compared with patients receiving manually placed implants.
Comparing American Knee Society Scores, a common measure of knee functionality, the study also found MAKOplasty patients had increased post-operative functionality at three months post-surgery.
Is MAKOplasty® covered by health insurance providers?
As a knee replacement procedure, MAKOplasty is typically covered by Medicare and most private insurance carriers.
Does the robotic arm system actually perform the surgery?
No, MAKOplasty is performed by an orthopaedic surgeon, who uses the surgeon-controlled robotic arm system to pre-plan the surgery and to accurately resurface the bone with consistently reproducible precision.
The robotic arm does not perform the surgery, nor can it make decisions on its own or move in any way without the surgeon guiding it. During surgery, RIO® provides the surgeon with real-time visual, tactile, and auditory feedback to facilitate optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. It is this optimal placement that can result in more natural knee motion following surgery.
What is the difference between MAKOplasty and traditional knee replacement surgery?
Unlike manual surgery, MAKOplasty provides consistent and reproducible accuracy through the use of RIO and the contouring design of RESTORIS® implants. Compared to total knee replacements, MAKOplasty preserves healthy bone, soft tissue, and ligaments which allows for an overall less invasive procedure, more rapid recovery, shorter hospital stay, and more natural knee function.
What is the lifespan of a MAKOplasty implant?
All implants have a life expectancy that depends on several factors, including the patient’s weight, activity level, quality of bone stock, and compliance with their surgeon’s orders. Proper implant alignment and precise positioning during surgery are also very important.
MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty is indicated for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease. It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Interactive Arm Orthopaedic System, which allows surgeons to achieve a new level of precision with the newest techniques in hip replacement surgery. MAKOplasty® Hip is designed to restore patient mobility and an active lifestyle.
Here is a video that explains the process
Understanding Degenerative Joint Disease
The hip is one of your body’s largest weight-bearing joints. The hip is called a ball-and-socket joint because the spherical head of the thighbone (femur) moves inside the cup-shaped hollow socket (acetabulum) of the pelvis. These bones are covered by cartilage, a layer of strong tissue that cushions the bones and allows smooth, easy movement of the joint.
Degenerative joint disease (DJD) can cause a loss of cartilage, resulting in bone-on-bone contact that may result in pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are different types of DJD that may cause hip pain.
What is degenerative joint disease (DJD) of the hip?
There are different types of DJD that may cause hip pain. These include but are not limited to:
● Osteoarthritis (OA): also called “wear-and-tear arthritis,” in which the cartilage wears down over time.● Post-traumatic arthritis: which results from a severe fracture or dislocation of the hip.● Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): an inflammatory arthritis of the joints.● Avascular necrosis (AVN): a condition where the “ball” or femoral head has lost a healthy supply of blood flow, causing the bone to die and the femoral head to become misshapen.● Hip dysplasia: a developmental deformation or misalignment of the hip joint.If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering with hip pain from degenerative joint disease, you may be a candidate for MAKOplasty® total hip arthroplasty, also known as MAKOplasty® total hip replacement.
What is MAKOplasty Total Hip Replacement?
MAKOplasty® is an innovative, breakthrough solution for those suffering from painful DJD of the hip and needing a total hip replacement. MAKOplasty®, powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System, allows your surgeon to treat your specific hip condition with accuracy and precision.
How does MAKOplasty® work?
If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for the MAKOplasty® procedure prior to your surgery date, you will have a hip CT scan performed. This is used to create a 3-D model of your hip, pelvis, and femur. The surgeon uses the RIO® software with information from the model to plan your surgery based on your unique anatomy. During surgery, the software provides real-time information to optimize implant positioning and alignment, and the robotic arm is used to prepare your socket and guide the accurate placement of the implants.
What are the potential benefits of MAKOplasty® robotic arm-assisted hip replacement?
Accurate placement and alignment of implant components are critical factors in hip replacement. MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System and provides a new level of accuracy and precision in total hip replacement.
The RIO® System software uses patient-specific anatomic information from a pre-operative CT scan to enable the accurate position of the implants so that the likelihood of implant or bony impingement is reduced as well as a possible reduction in the rate of dislocation.
The RIO® System allows the surgeon to know and control the position of the cup and stem in addition to the final correction of leg length accomplished by the hip replacement before closing the incision.
Who is a good candidate for the MAKOplasty® total hip procedure?
If you have one or more of the following symptoms, talk to your doctor – you may be a candidate for MAKOplasty®.
● Pain while putting weight on the affected joints.● Limping to lessen the weight-bearing pressure on the hip.● Hip pain or stiffness during walking or other impact activities.● Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or pain medication.● Be sure to discuss all treatment options with your doctor.
We have earned our reputation by providing personal attention and compassionate care.
We work together to evaluate your diagnosis and treatment plan.
We have the best surgical outcomes and the lowest complication rates in the area.