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Hinsdale – If knee pain is interfering with your daily routine, but you’re not ready for knee replacement surgery, a new treatment option might be right for you.
From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7, Dr. Paul M. Trksak, an orthopedic surgeon who treats patients at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, will talk about MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing. This innovative technology uses a robotic arm to partially resurface the knee’s joint instead of replacing the entire knee. This free lecture is at The Community House, 415 W. Eighth Street, Hinsdale. To register, call 630-856-7525 or visit www.keepingyouwell.com.
Less bone is removed by resurfacing the joint. The physician makes a smaller incision and recovery time is much shorter than in knee replacement surgery. Patients return to daily activities sooner with a knee that feels more natural to them compared to traditional knee replacement surgery.
MAKOplasty is performed on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. During the procedure, Trksak resurfaces only the diseased portion of the knee. Healthy bone, soft ligaments and surrounding tissue are left alone. He then places an implant inside the knee to restore normal movement.
Patients whose osteoarthritis pain is no longer controlled through medication, steroid injections or physical therapy and have no more than two areas of knee damage may be candidates for MAKOplasty.
Most patients walk soon after surgery. Typical in-patient hospital stay is one to three days. Driving is permitted after two weeks; the return of most daily activities quickly follows.
Trksak is currently one of the only surgeons in the area performing the partial knee replacement. He is recognized as one of the leading fracture surgeons in northern Illinois and has extensive training and experience in the areas of total joint replacement, trauma hand surgery and sports medicine.
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.