Total Knee Replacement Specialist
Cases of severe injury or arthritis in the knee that don’t respond to conservative treatments may require total knee replacement. With advanced robotic surgery techniques, Dr. Faisal Mahmood and Dr. Ahmad Badri can help you recover mobility in your knee and live a pain-free life. The doctors treat men and women at One Oak Medical’s locations in Staten Island, New York and Wayne, Paramus, Middletown, and Point Pleasant, New Jersey. To find out if total knee replacement is right for you, call one of the offices or schedule your first visit online today.
Total Knee Replacement Q & A
What is a total knee replacement?
Total knee replacement surgery, also referred to as knee arthroplasty, helps to repair a damaged knee. The procedure involves removing injured or diseased parts of your knee joint and replacing them with artificial components.
In many cases, a total knee replacement is necessary due to advanced arthritis, which causes degeneration of joint cartilage and creates inflammation in the knee. If you continue to experience pain and mobility issues despite trying more conservative treatments, you might need a knee replacement surgery.
Total knee replacement completely resurfaces the bones in your knee joint. If the damage is isolated to a small part of your knee, Dr. Mahmood or Dr. Badri may perform a unicompartmental, or partial, knee replacement.
How does total knee replacement surgery work?
Dr. Mahmood and Dr. Badri use the Mako robot system to perform knee replacement surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The technology employs a CT scan to provide you and Dr. Mahmood with a personalized 3D plan for remodeling your knee. The Mako software system also allows your doctor to prepare a precise and comprehensive strategy for the surgery.
The actual procedure involves a robotic arm that removes diseased bone and tissue. Your surgeon guides the arm with a computer interface so he can position implants or structural materials to help support or rebuild the knee joint.
The doctors use the Mako method to perform both total and partial knee replacement surgeries.
What results can I expect from total knee replacement surgery?
After your surgery, your surgeon and his team monitor the healing process. Recovery time is different for each person, but you can expect to recover within a month. After roughly two weeks, you can expect to be back to most of your normal activities.
Your doctor may also recommend specific physical therapy exercises to help expedite your recovery.
Why should I consider total knee replacement surgery?
With the Mako method, knee replacement surgery is more effective than ever before, because the technology allows for a more precise view of the damage. It also enables Dr. Mahmood to preserve healthy parts of the knee.
Dr. Mahmood’s and Dr. Badri’s experience as trusted surgeons ensures that you’ll make a full, safe recovery, and makes it possible to regain full function of your knee in just a few short weeks.
To find out if robotic total knee replacement surgery is right for you, call One Oak Medical today or book a consultation online.