Robotics-assisted surgery a new option in hip and knee procedures – January 9

Linda Shannon-Hills

Robotics and 3-D modeling are changing the way hip and knee replacement surgeries are done. Can this be a better method to conventional hip or knee joint replacement surgery? Medical research clearly indicates that robotic-assisted joint replacement is more effective when surgeons use robotic arm technology.

SBR Wellness Roundup hosts Dr. Michael Amini to talk in more detail about robotic-assisted surgery on Tuesday, January 9, at 4:00 p.m. in La Mesa and Montana rooms at La Hacienda Clubhouse.

The primary reason for the improved outcomes involves the precision with which the surgeon can position and align the implant prosthesis. Improper alignment results in excess wear and may cause the implant to loosen prematurely. Patients may also experience problems with surrounding components of the knee joint that would not otherwise occur if the implant was aligned more precisely.

The research also demonstrated that even for surgeons with extensive experience in performing arthroplasty procedures, using the assistance of a robotic arm allowed them to provide a significantly improved outcome for their patients.

Dr. Michael Amini is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Southwest Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists in Tucson. This fall he was awarded “Outstanding Orthopedic Care” by Inside Tucson Business and Tucson Local Media.

After completing his residency in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Amini performed a fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic and is the only member of The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons in southern Arizona. Dr. Amini performs research in shoulder and elbow problems, particularly shoulder replacements.

Dr. Amini also deals with sports injuries and has recently published articles on improved techniques for ACL surgery and repairs of quadriceps tendon tears. In addition Dr. Amini is at the forefront of robotic hip and knee replacements to help get people back on their feet faster.

Though people rarely need an orthopaedic surgeon for matters of life-and-death, people need an orthopaedic surgeon for matters that affect our quality-of-life. Pain and lack of function in a joint significantly impact a person’s ability to work, do hobbies, play sports or even sleep without pain. I feel fortunate to have the best job in the world because I get to help people get back to doing what they love to do in life.

Please join us on Tuesday, January 9, at 4:00 p.m. for Dr. Amini’s talk on robotic-assisted knee and hip replacements.