Presentation on theme: "Minimally Invasive Surgery for Knee Arthritis"— Presentation transcript:
1 Minimally Invasive Surgery for Knee Arthritis …could partial knee replacement resolve your activity limiting knee pain?
2 Arthritis in our society… Approximately 70 million people in the US are affected with arthritis.50% of people with arthritis are over 65 years and 50% are under 65 years.Often initiated by trauma at a younger age and results from natural aging
3 Current medical treatments do not cure arthritis, arthritis is a progressive condition with recurring painArthritis
4 Symptoms of Knee Arthritis Knee pain while standing or walking a short distanceKnee “locking” or “giving out”Persistent swelling of the kneeReduced motion
5 The knee joint works similar to a hinge on a lid. …gliding open smoothly without sound or effort.
6 Arthritis is like the rust on this hinge Arthritis is like the rust on this hinge. It prevents the hinge from operating smoothly, often creaking as it is opened.
7 Pain and Activity Limiting Arthritis … When you’re accustomed to taking care of yourself, and doing things you want when you want, it’s depressing to slowly become immobilized by pain.
8 Primary Care (family) Doctor Treatments Lifestyle AdjustmentsExercise, Diet, Physical TherapyDietary SupplementsGlucosamine & ChondroitinAnti-inflammatory MedicationsOver-The-CounterTylenol® / Motrin®PrescriptionCelebrex / Vioxx
9 When you no longer receive pain relief from conservative treatments… Referral…your Primary Care (family) doctor refers you to a qualified Orthopaedic specialist for continued treatment.
10 One Step Ahead of Arthritis Pain Orthopaedic specialists offer injection therapy and surgical treatment options to help maintain a high quality of life
11 Continued treatment for your arthritis… Requires a partnership and diagnosis by your Orthopaedic specialistCan affect all or part of the knee jointVarious treatment options exist to resolve advancing arthritis
13 Injection Therapy Cortisone Injections Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injections Helps reduce arthritic pain for two to three monthsHyaluronic Acid (HA) InjectionsRestores natural lubrication and fluid in the joint.Acts as a shock absorber between the bones to reduce activityLimiting pain during activity.Aids in reducing arthritis pain for approximately 6 months
14 Arthroscopic Surgery (“arthroscopy”) Uses a surgical camera to remove damaged soft tissue in the kneeLess invasive surgeryRecovery usually occurs shortly after surgerySustained pain relief may vary in patients with osteoarthritis
15 What do I do when activity limiting knee pain returns? Minimally Invasive AlternativeTotal Knee Replacement
16 Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement Appropriate for patients where only one compartment of the knee is affected by arthritisPain is localized to one side of the knee
17 Why Partial Knee Replacement Surgery? Resolves arthritis pain affecting only one side of the kneeMaintains two-thirds of the natural kneeUses a minimally invasive procedureReduces blood loss and recovery timeProven procedure with good results in appropriate patients
18 Minimally Invasive Surgery Surgeon removes the damaged articular cartilage in a single compartment of the knee jointUses “technically advanced” metal and plastic implants to resurface the damaged compartment and restore pain free motion
19 Potential Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery A more aesthetic scarMaintains two-thirds of the healthy knee joint for a more natural feelingPotential for reduced hospital stay and less pain medicationImproved stability during movement after surgery
20 Patient Testimonials "I wish I could have had the procedure sooner." “I would have done it 10 years ago instead of the arthroscopy if I could have.”“. . . I said you’re doing so well, and she said, ‘This is great. You should look into it.’ That’s exactly what I did.”“I was given a prescription for pain pills that I could take every four hours, but I didn’t need it!”