Hinsdale – Don’t let arthritic knee pain debilitate you before seeking relief. Adventist Hinsdale Hospital is now offering an innovative treatment option for those suffering from early to mid-stage osteoarthritis.
From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Dr. Robert J. Daley, an orthopedic surgeon who treats patients at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, will offer a free lecture regarding the MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing technology. The event will be held at the Oak Brook Marriot Hotel, 1401 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook.
“What’s novel about this approach is that the use of the robotic arm inside the knee results in more precision and alignment,” Daley said. “It takes away the least amount of bone, so there’s less blood loss and trauma to the knee.”
This minimally invasive procedure is a much different than traditional knee or even partial knee replacement surgery. First, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced to spare healthy tissue and bone. Then, an implant is inserted to restore normal movement.
For patients, this means less pain, shorter recovery time and a faster return to work; full knee replacement surgeries can require 12 weeks of recovery time. The MAKOplasty procedure may be done on an outpatient or inpatient basis.
“Adventist Hinsdale Hospital is providing to patients a dedicated orthopedic team of surgeons, nurses and therapists and state-of-the-art technology in a safe environment,” Daley said. “The hospital’s goal is to help patients quickly return to their activities of daily life.”
When should you consider MAKOplasty? If your osteoarthritis pain is no longer controlled through medication, steroid injections or physical therapy and you have no more than two areas of knee damage, you might be a candidate for this treatment option.
Daley is one of Chicagoland’s leading surgeons in the area of minimally invasive hip and knee replacement, hip resurfacing and knee arthroscopy. He has also gained national prominence performing successful surgeries on athletes from the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bears.
To register for this free program call 630-856-7525 or visit www.keepingyouwell.com.
Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.