The Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
The physicians at Audubon Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are the only orthopedic surgeons at East Jefferson General Hospital and Ocshner Baptist Hospital to have completed the specialized FDA training necessary to perform the innovative Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Replacement.
The Oxford is an excellent alternative for many patients who are considering total knee replacement. By only replacing the damaged portion of the knee, it can relieve pain due to osteoarthritis, yet allows quicker recovery, more range of motion, less blood loss, and a shorter hospital stay when compared to a total knee replacement. This procedure is truly minimally invasive.
The Oxford was approved by the FDA in 2004 for use in the United States only by surgeons who have completed the required FDA training. Although it is new to the United States, the Oxford has been used in Europe for twenty years! In fact, studies show that after 15 years 95% of Oxford knees are still in place and functioning well. This is equivalent to the results seen with total knee replacement except the Oxford has fewer associated risks and a quicker recovery.
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery
Rotator cuff tears are a very common cause of shoulder pain. The majority of these are repaired with the use of large incisions in an "open" fashion. However, the surgeons at Audubon Orthopedics and Sports Medicine have extensive experience with arthroscopic repair of the rotator cuff.
During an arthroscopic repair, only small incisions are made in the shoulder as opposed to the "open" procedure in which a much larger incision is made. A small camera is inserted in the shoulder to view the tear and guide the repair. Arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery allows the best of both worlds: a better cuff repair with less traumatic, minimally invasive surgery. The arthroscopic repair facilitates postoperative recovery and rehab, while potentially decreasing pain and complications.
In addition to arthroscopic shoulder surgery, the surgeons at Audubon Orthopedics and Sports Medicine perform arthroscopy of the knee and ankle.
Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement
The surgeons at Audubon Orthopedics and Sports Medicine have extensive experience with minimally invasive Hip and Knee Replacement. Although not all patients are candidates, the smallest incision possible is utilized. With reduced soft tissue trauma, patients can begin therapy and resume their normal activities as soon as possible after surgery. Please ask your surgeon about these procedures to determine if you are a candidate.