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MAKO Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery Technology Helping Treat Osteoarthritis of Knee

Your knees are one of the most hard-working joints in your body so when you start to experience knee pain it can be totally debilitating. Osteoarthritis of the knee occurs when the protective cartilage in your knee joints wears down allowing your bones to rub together and start to wear away. This causes pain, swelling and…

Precision Placement of Partial Knee Replacements

Partial knee replacement surgery is now more accurate and successful than every before thanks to ultra precise robotic technology. MAKO robotic arm assisted technology uses CT scans to create patient-specific 3D models of the patient’s knee. These are then used to plan the correct sizing, position and orientation of implants according to the patient’s unique…

Total Joint Replacement for Arthritis – Yes or No?

The pain of osteoarthritis can be debilitating. As we age, the cartilage that cushions our joints naturally starts to wear down. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that speeds up cartilage loss, damaging the joint surface and causing the bones to rub together. This creates inflammation and pain.

Synovial Fluid Replacement– the Benefits for Osteoarthritis and Knee Surgery

Imagine your joints are like hinges. Synovial fluid is the lubricant that causes the hinges (the bones and cartilage) to move smoothly without sticking. Without it there can be friction leading to pain and inflammation. Are there any benefits for post-operative synovial fluid replacement following knee surgery?

PRP therapy for knee arthritis – is it an effective treatment?

Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is an emerging treatment for osteoarthritis, most commonly used for arthritis of the knee, but it can be effective on other joints too. The therapy works on using the natural healing properties of your own blood to treat damaged tissue, and whilst it is not considered a mainstream treatment yet, it…