1. Picking a Partial Knee Patient

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    For years, total knee replacement trumped what’s called the partial knee. Replacing the entire joint was considered more reliable than removing a single section. Now for many people less is more. “The first thing is, you’re not taking things; the functioning cartilage either of the kneecap or either on the inside or outside part of the knee. The second is that it’s much less invasive. It can be done through a smaller incision,” says Dr. Fletcher Reynolds, who is an orthopedic surgeon on medical staff of Lee Memorial Health System. Picking a proper partial knee patient is crucial to its success. This surgery is not for everyone. “We break the knee down into three separate areas. There’s an inside part of the knee, an outside part of the knee, and then the area where the kneecap and the femur come together. And those are kind of the three parts. If the arthritis is isolated to either the inside or the outside part of the knee then partial knee can be considered,” says Dr. Reynolds. Limited in size and scope, this surgery is also limited to a specific patient population: those with damage in only one of the three knee compartments. It’s becoming a popular choice for people who want to get rid of pain, but keep everything else. “Their knee feels somewhat more natural because a lot of their knee is retained. Some of the ligaments that we sacrifice with knee replacement surgery are retained as well as the other cartilage surfaces,” says Dr. Reynolds. Many patients eventually need a total replacement if their knee continues to deteriorate. But this smaller surgery allows them to hang on to their joints for as long as possible. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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    • OSI - MAKOplasty Partial Knee Replacement

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      Learn more at http://www.abingtonhealth.org/services-specialties/bone-joint/care/knee/robotic-arm/ This highly advanced, minimally invasive procedure, which saves as much of the original knee as possible, offers a new option to treat knee osteoarthritis.

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      • Partial Knee Replacement

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        Partial Knee Replacement

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        • Debi P (X10 Knee Machine)

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          Debi had bilateral knee replacement from Dr. Jeffrey DeClaire. Three weeks later she was back to normal, cooking, driving - living her life. Sure she has more work ahead of her, but X10 get her past any danger of scar tissue. Back to full strength.

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          • Partial Knee Replacement Carrying More Weight

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            It may be the ‘right procedure at the right time’. Partial knee replacement surgery has matured at the same time baby-boomers are growing old. “As you age very often from osteoarthritis the cartilage that lines the knee surface wears out and the end result of that when the bones are rubbing together is implant surgery for the knee,” says Dr. Fletcher Reynolds, who is an orthopedic surgeon on medical staff of Lee Memorial Health System. The partial knee, or uni-compartmental replacement, is gaining traction with those who don’t want nature to slow them down. But it has limitations on who is cut out for it. “If the arthritis is isolated to either the inside or the outside part of the knee then partial knee can be considered,” says Dr. Reynolds. Instead of restructuring the entire joint, in the partial knee surgeons only swap out the damaged part and leave the rest of the knee intact, sparing healthy bone, ligaments and tissue. “It can be done as an outpatient quite often, whereas knee replacement people are still in the hospital for 2 or 3 days. Most people with partial knee replacements also say their knee feels somewhat more natural, because a lot of their knee is retained,” says Dr. Reynolds. Former president George W. Bush is known for enjoying an active retirement. He was able to get back on his mountain bike shortly after his second partial knee and many older Americans are following his lead. Tennis, golf, bowling, skiing, things like that - that people have done all their life are perfectly fine,” says Dr. Reynolds. An updated procedure to address common condition: the partial knee replacement is carrying more weight. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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            • Partial Knee-Complete Results

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              Age is one of the great equalizers- across every walk of life, as we get old it is not uncommon for our joints to break down. Arthritis is biggest culprit. “The cartilage that lines the knee surface wears out. And the end result of that, when the bones are rubbing together, is implant surgery for the knee,” explains Dr. Fletcher Reynolds. He is an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Lee Memorial Health System. One of the most frequently performed orthopedic surgeries, it involves resurfacing-or smoothing the damaged bone, then capping the ends to reduce friction. Making up for the lost cartilage. “When all the cartilage in the knee starts wearing together, those are the people who would benefit from a total knee replacement.” A smaller subset of patients can benefit from a smaller variation of this procedure. Called a partial or unicompartmental knee replacement, it offers joint relief while leaving much of the knee untouched. It is only suitable in people with limited arthritis. “Patient selection is the most important thing. If the arthritis is isolated to either the inside or the outside part of the knee then partial knee can be considered,” says Dr. Fletcher. Once surgery is complete, patients are left with more natural feel and movement. “Some of the ligaments that we sacrifice with knee replacement surgery are retained as well as the other cartilage surfaces.” Performed as an outpatient procedure or with a minimal hospital stay, the partial knee replacement delivers complete results. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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              • Partial Knee Replacement Gets People Moving

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                Fred Pedone is accustomed to moving; he spent his life on the road. “I was a truck driver so I did a lot of driving at night,” says Pedone. “Jumping in and out of the trucks and stuff like that.” That only aggravated his knee arthritis which eventually put the brakes on his quality of life. “Absolutely, I was having a hard time even walking,” says Pedone. Then he heard about the partial knee replacement and wondered if it was a solution. “As orthopedic surgeons we break the knee down into three separate areas,” explains Dr. Fletcher Reynolds. He is on medical staff at Lee Memorial Health System. “There’s the inside, the outside and the kneecap area. If cartilage is only worn out one side, a partial knee replacement can be considered.” Dr. Reynolds is Pedone’s surgeon. “Mr. Pedone had arthritis isolated to a single, the medial or inside compartment of his knee, so he was a perfect candidate to have his done,” says Dr. Reynolds. In a total knee replacement, surgeons shave the ends the knee bones and cap those ends with implants. It resurfaces the joint and takes the place of the missing cartilage. The partial knee operates the same way, but on a smaller scale. By removing the single section and leaving the rest of the knee intact. “What that does is, that allows their knee to glide smoothly again leaving the other parts of the knee,” says Dr. Reynolds. Nationally only 1 out of 10 people who need a knee replacement are candidate for this procedure. In the right person, a partial knee brings relief with less downtime. Pedone was up and moving in a matter of weeks. “Oh gosh I think you can add another 10, 15, 20 more years to my life to be able to walk around better,” Pedone says. Now this former driver has put pain in his rearview mirror View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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                • Dr. Kevin R. Stone, ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, SPORTS MEDICINE

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                  Dr. Kevin R. Stone is an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in the knee, shoulder and ankle at The Stone Clinic in San Francisco. Dr. Stone was educated at Harvard College and earned his MD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He trained in Internal Medicine at Harvard's Beth Israel Hospital, General Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center, and Orthopedic Surgery at the Harvard University Combined Orthopedic Residency Program in Boston. His training also includes a Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine Fellowship and a visiting Research Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dr. Stone lectures around the world as an expert in cartilage and meniscal growth, replacement and repair, and holds over 40 US patents on novel inventions to improve healthcare. Dr. Stone is a physician for Smuin Ballet and has served as a physician for the U.S. Ski Team, the U.S. Pro Ski Tour, the Honda Ski Tour, the Jeep 48 Straight Tour, the Old Blues Rugby Club, Lawrence Pech Dance Company, Marin Ballet, the modern pentathlon at the U.S. Olympic Festival, and for the United States Olympic Training Center. He is a pioneer in advanced surgical and rehabilitation techniques to repair, regenerate and replace damaged cartilage and ligaments. Dr. Stone’s passion is in offering biologic solutions to solve orthopedic problems, using groundbreaking, minimally invasive procedures to save as much of the natural joint as possible, with donor tissue, stem cell therapies and growth factors. Where appropriate, he uses the MAKO robot technique of partial knee replacements and also performs total knee replacements. The Stone Clinic offers same day onsite diagnosis with a complete physical exam, in-office digital x-ray and extremity MRI, if necessary. Dedicated onsite physical therapists help patients back to full recovery after surgery. Dr. Stone is also Chairman of the Stone Research Foundation for Sports Medicine and Arthritis, a center that conducts research in advanced surgical techniques and tissue regeneration. Dr. Stone enjoys skiing, windsurfing and biking and especially enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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                  • Partial Knee Replacement

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                    If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. That could be a mantra for younger people with knee arthritis who are reluctant to undergo major joint replacement surgery. “A lot of people are resistant to doing a knee replacement. They want an alternate that will relieve their pain and keep them more functional,” says Dr. John Kagan, orthopedic surgeon on Lee Memorial Health System’s medical staff. The solution they seek may be a less traumatic procedure. An alternative option, a partial knee replacement restores only the side of the knee damaged by arthritis. “The knee joint is comprised of three compartments. When you do a total knee replacement you replace all three compartments. When you do a partial knee replacement you replace one compartment, usually the inside compartment. Basically what you’re doing is going to the involved area, removing a small amount of bone and resurfacing it with metal and plastic. Rather than cutting both sides of the joint, removing the ligament or possibly two ligaments,” says Dr. Kagan. With a third of the impact, it restores the knee to full function. The partial or unicompartmental replacement is performed surgically through a small opening. The downsized option also shrinks recovery time. “Whereas a regular knee replacement might take 4-6 weeks, the partial knee replacement takes 2-4 weeks,” says Dr. Kagan. For people who have normal knee function and arthritis in only one compartment, a partial knee replacement may be a step in the right direction. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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                    • "MAKOplasty was the best decision I've ever made"

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                      Learn more about MAKOplasty Partial Knee and Total Hip Replacement through some of our past patients.

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