Monday, August 23, 2010

'Boomer' surgery scheduled for September 14, 2010.

Like me many Baby Boomers are now at the age of arthritis of the knees and they are more active than previous generations, so they want help and they want it now, in their 60's not in their 70's, allowing them to remain active. Much research has been done and now the patient has options. The FDA approved MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing in 2005 and the first surgeries were performed in 2006.

I went to an Orthopedic Surgeon today, Dr Thomas Parr, Sugar Land, Texas. Dr Parr suggests that I have MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing and not Total Knee Replacement. Using the minimally invasive MAKO robotic knee surgery, Dr Parr resurfaces only the bad areas of the knee(s), incisions are smaller and the good areas of the knee(s) remain untouched. This is a far better option for me. The recovery time is shorter, with most patients returning to normal activities within two weeks. This surgery is only performed by a few surgeons in the USA and Dr Parr is one of them, aren't I lucky?

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