Leading the way in innovative solutions for knee pain
ProHealth Care is a proven pioneer in orthopedic knee treatments and was the first in Wisconsin to introduce the revolutionary MAKOplasty partial knee replacement. Our advanced robotic technologies paired with highly experienced staff are the reasons many of the region's most prominent orthopedic surgeons choose ProHealth Care as the place to perform knee surgery.
MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing
MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis in the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee. The benefit of this procedure is that only the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, sparing healthy bone and surrounding tissue.
Candidates for the procedure typically share the following characteristics:
Knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee and/or under the knee cap, or the outer knee
Start-up knee pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication
As part of preparation for the procedure, the surgeon uses MAKOplasty's robotic technology to develop a three-dimensional pre-surgical picture of the joint. During surgery, the robotic device provides the surgeon with real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback to aid in optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. It is this precise placement that leads to more natural knee motion following surgery.
Total knee replacement
Computer-assisted approach ensures accuracy
Using the assistance of a computer during planning, surgeons customize the steps of surgery to ensure perfect implant alignment. The computer also displays specific anatomy onscreen during the procedure and provides guidance so surgical instruments are precisely positioned. The use of this technology ensures that the area of the knee affected by surgery isas minimal as possible, reducing side effects and improving recovery time.
Arthroscopy is a common surgical procedure in which a joint is viewed by inserting a small camera (about the size of a pencil) into a small incision. Other surgical equipment is also inserted in very small incisions around the knee joint to perform the necessary procedure. The arthroscopic technique gives doctors a clear view of the inside of the knee, helping them diagnose and treat knee problems.
Arthroscopy for the knee is most commonly used for:
- Removal or repair of torn meniscal cartilage
- Reconstruction of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL injuries)
- Trimming of torn pieces of articular cartilage
- Removal of loose fragments of bone or cartilage
- Removal of inflamed synovial tissue