When knee pain keeps you from completing everyday activities like climbing stairs, it may be time to consider a total knee replacement. Highly experienced orthopedic surgeon Derek Farr, DO, specializes in total knee replacement surgery, including custom procedures using Mako® robotic arm technology and Stryker® implants, at Twin Palm Orthopedics in Ocala, Florida. To regain mobility and independence in your life, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Also known as total knee arthroplasty, total knee replacement is a surgical procedure that’s performed to relieve pain and restore mobility to severely damaged knees. Total knee replacement procedures are among the most successful interventions in modern medicine.
As one of the most critical joints in your body, your knees help you move throughout the day. Knee pain stemming from injuries or arthritis can interfere with your ability to perform simple activities, like walking or climbing up and down stairs. In some cases, knee pain may be severe enough to leave you in discomfort during rest.
Total knee replacement is never the first line of treatment for knee pain. The providers at Twin Palm Orthopedics always exhaust all possible conservative treatments before recommending any type of surgery.
At Twin Palm Orthopedics, Dr. Farr performs total knee replacement procedures to repair damage due to several conditions, such as:
If you continue to suffer from knee pain that interferes with daily life despite treatment, the team may suggest a total knee replacement. They take the time to explain the risks and benefits of total knee replacement surgery so you can make an informed decision with confidence.
First, your Twin Palm Orthopedics provider thoroughly evaluates your knee and reviews your medical history to ensure you’re a good candidate for a total knee replacement. Then, they discuss the best surgical intervention for your particular condition.
Derek Farr, DO, at Twin Palm Orthopedics is highly trained in using the most advanced technology available, including the Mako robotic arm. Depending on your needs, he can use the Mako system to create a customized total knee replacement procedure tailored to your unique joint structure.
The team at Twin Palm Orthopedics also uses Stryker prostheses to optimize your results. Stryker implants are designed to resist wear and tear, ensuring the longevity of your implant.
Mako robotic total knee replacement surgery involves taking a CT scan of your affected knee, which Dr. Farr and team uses to create a 3D model of your joint. Using this model, Dr. Farr develops a patient-specific presurgical plan by manipulating the virtual implants on the 3D model making sure they fit exactly, the leg alignment is straight removing any deformity like bowing of the legs or knocked knees.
Dr. Farr also looks at the tightness of the implants to make sure the knee is balanced and stable through the full range of motion. This pre-planning is done before you even enter the operating room. Dr. Farr often says “ this takes the guesswork out.” Robotic knee replacements fit better, feel better, rehab quicker, and last longer.
To learn more about your options for total knee replacement surgery, call Twin Palm Orthopedics or request an appointment online today.