Naperville Orthopedic Surgeon Now Offers Partial Knee Replacement with Tissue Guided Surgery
Naperville, IL based orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gregory Markarian M.D. now one of a few surgeons performing Tissue Guided Surgery (TGS®) for partial knee replacements.
PR9.NET February 20, 2013 - Naperville, IL - Dr. Gregory Markarian M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and President of Orthopedic Associates of Naperville, now offers minimally-invasive, partial knee replacement surgery. Tissue Guided Surgery is an innovative technique that is an alternative to robot guided surgeries often used to treat knee problems. Addressing the need to restore balance, motion, and stability, the TGS® Partial Knee Replacement system also allows for a natural range of motion with an instrument guided by the patient's knee motion.
Placing the implants so they work with the knee ligaments is very important. The TGS® Partial Knee Replacement system is guided by ligaments in the knee and balances the soft tissue during the procedure. The surgeon uses the patient's natural knee motion to prepare the knee to receive the implants. Only the diseased portion of the knee is corrected in cases where a complete replacement is not necessary. Healthy bone is preserved and the ligaments are left intact, while the incision is much smaller than complete knee replacement surgery.
Surgeons benefit from using Tissue Guided Surgery because it provides the surgeon with instrumentation to precisely place the implants where the ligaments want them. The system also balances the soft tissue, while the instruments let the surgeon prepare a femoral condyle using the joint's natural motion. The process allows the surgeon to resurface only the diseased areas of the bone and place the implants based on the patient's unique anatomy. For the patient, there is less scarring and recuperation takes about 6-8 weeks.
With the TGS® procedure, Dr. Markarian makes a small vertical and transverse resection, for removing a thin layer atop the inner tibia. Removing the worn cartilage and supporting bone on the tibia, the surgeon uses this prepared surface to support the instruments that separate the femur and tibia. A cutting tool is positioned and the knee extended to make way for a femoral implant. Since the process is guided by the ligaments, the implants are placed to accommodate the patient's unique anatomy.
The procedure takes about 45 minutes to perform and can be done on an outpatient basis.
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