Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana
Dr. Jeffrey Pearson
Orthopedic Surgeon located in Shreveport, LA & Bossier City, LA
Knee replacement surgery provides relief of joint pain and a significant improvement in function for people with disabling conditions like osteoarthritis. If you have severe knee problems, Jeffrey Pearson, MD, at Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana in Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana, can help. Dr. Pearson performs total knee replacement surgery using the most advanced robotic technologies for optimal precision and faster recovery. To find out how you can benefit from knee replacement, call Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana or book an appointment online today.
Knee Replacement Q & A
What is knee replacement?
Knee replacement is a common joint replacement surgery benefitting millions of people since it first became available. Dr. Pearson removes bones in your knee damaged beyond repair and reshapes the remaining healthy bone during your operation. He then positions the replacement components in place.
In complex joints like your knee, using minimally invasive techniques can be challenging. To improve precision when performing knee replacements, Dr. Pearson uses robot assistance.
The robotic platform is under Dr. Pearson's total control at all times. The system gives him a clear view of the knee's interior and enables him to make the most precise adjustments.
Why would I need a knee replacement?
The most likely reason for a knee replacement is joint deterioration caused by osteoarthritis. This common disease typically affects people as they age, after years of wear and tear on the joints.
Osteoarthritis is a result of damage that happens when the slippery articular cartilage covering the ends of your bones erodes. As a result, the exposed bones rub and catch on one another, causing increasing inflammation, stiffness, and pain.
Dr. Pearson provides excellent non-surgical treatments for patients with osteoarthritis. However, for some people, the joint damage becomes so severe the best option is knee replacement.
Why should I consider robotic-assisted knee replacement?
There are several advantages to having a robotic-assisted knee replacement, including:
- Minimal tissue damage
- Considerably less pain
- Reduced need for pain medication
- Less time spent in hospital
- Faster recovery
Dr. Pearson can use these techniques for most patients but will tell you if there are any reasons why this approach isn't suitable for you.
What robotic-assisted systems can perform knee replacement?
Dr. Pearson uses some of the most advanced technologies to perform robotic-assisted knee replacement, such as Stryker's Mako® SmartRobotics™ and MAKOplasty® platforms.
These systems create a 3D image of the knee that enables Dr. Pearson to make a detailed surgical plan before your operation. Then, during your knee replacement procedure, he controls the robot, guiding its every move.
Dr. Pearson can carry out partial (unicompartmental) knee replacement surgery as well as total knee replacement using robot assistance.
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To find out how you could benefit from knee replacement surgery, call Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana or schedule an appointment online today.