News & Updates
Computer Navigation Technique
Computer navigation technique is the latest revolution in orthopaedic surgery. This technology is used for replacement of arthritic knee joints.
Computer navigation provides the surgeon with the real time 3-D images of the mapped patient’s knee and the surgical instruments during surgery. The data for the images is provided by the infrared sensors fixed to the bones of the knee and the surgical instruments. Their position is tracked by an infrared camera placed above the surgical table connected to the computer. The computer than generates the real time images with the help of the appropriate software to guide the surgeon to precisely resurface and cut the bones of the knee and fix the implant precisely & accurately according to the pre-operative surgical plan. Thus the surgery is done by the surgeon only. Computer navigation is just a tool to guide the surgeon and improve the outcome of the surgery. It cannot replace the skills of an experienced surgeon.
The life of the implant can be extended by precise alignment of the implant and this can be achieved by the use of computer navigation for total knee replacement surgery.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) is the latest advanced technology available to perform spinal surgeries through small, less than one inch long, incisions. It involves the use of special surgical instruments, devices and advanced imaging techniques to visualize and perform the surgery through such small incisions. MISS is aimed at minimizing damage to the muscles and surrounding structures. MISS possesses numerous benefits over the traditional spine surgery that includes:
- Small surgery scars
- Reduced risk of infections
- Less blood loss during the surgery
- Less post-operative pain
- Quicker recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker return to work and normal activities
Minimally invasive spine surgery is done through small incisions. Segmental tubular retractors and dilators are then inserted through these small incisions to retract muscles and provide access to the spine by creating a working channel for the surgery. This minimizes the damage to the muscles and soft tissues and decreases the blood loss during the surgery. An endoscope is inserted through one of the incisions to provide images of the operation field, on the monitor in the operation room. The surgery is done with special surgical instruments passed through the working channel. Sometimes surgical microscopes may also be used to magnify the visual field. The tissues fall back in place, as the various instruments are withdrawn. The incision is then closed and dressed.
Risk and Complications
The risks and complications of the surgery may include infection, bleeding, nerve injury, or spinal cord injury. Complications due to general anesthesia may also occur.
Cutera laser for toenail fungus, plantar warts, & scar revisions.
The Cutera GenesisPlus laser is the premium podiatric laser for toenails and is a fast and effective way to increase clear nail in patients with onychomycosis without the use of drug therapy. Currenty oral medications present with many side effects that can be detrimental and topical medications have an extremely low success rate. The laser treatment is performed in office by a physician and does not require any sedation. The laser is effective and has replaced many out of the outdated and unreliable treatments of the past.
Sacroiliac fusions (SI fusions)
The SI joint is a synovial joint, similar to joints such as the knee, hip and shoulder and is prone to develop arthritis due to a number of causes. If conservative treatment does not cure painful symptoms, one may benefit from a SI joint fusion which is very effective in relieving pain due to motion that is eliminated in the joint.
On-site electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical impulses of muscles at rest and during contraction
Custom-fit knee implants using 3D imaging are often more accurate and less traumatic
Comfort and Support
We participate in Medicare's Therapeutic Shoe Program allowing 1 pair of diabetic shoes and 3 pairs of inserts per year for those who qualify