Whether through injury or illness, the loss of knee function is not only painful, but makes everyday tasks difficult, if not impossible. New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer performs partial, custom, and total knee replacement to help patients get their lives back, using minimally invasive techniques.
These techniques include smaller incisions and less cutting while still maintaining a precise fit and alignment typically associated with the traditional open approach to knee replacement surgery.
Today’s surgical knee implants are lightweight, hypoallergenic and durable, with some lasting up to 30 years.
Using revolutionary technology, your New Orleans orthopedic surgeon uploads a patient’s MRI and X-rays to restore true alignment of the knee for precise fit of the implant. Customized surgical cutting guides are made that match the outer shape and contours of the patient’s knee joint bones. This allows for precise placement of the artificial knee components.
Everything is made-to-order for each patient. This patient-matching technology allows Dr. Meyer to precisely position the knee implant, while preserving more bone, providing added stability, and reducing pain as well as anesthesia time, minimizing the risk of infection.
Your New Orleans orthopedic surgeon does everything in his power to return his patients to their active lifestyle faster. He encourages all of his joint replacement patients to attend a pre-operative education program so they know what to expect before, during and after surgery as well as what they can do to reduce their recovery time.
If persistent knee pain is having a negative impact on your independence – don’t hesitate – call the office of New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer today to schedule a consultation. You don’t have to live in pain!