When the pain and stiffness of arthritis stop you from engaging in the activities you love or interfere with simple everyday activities like climbing stairs or going to the store, you may be a good candidate for a knee replacement. Dr. Christopher R. Boone is a skilled orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience performing knee replacements using advanced robot-assisted systems that ensure accuracy and improve outcomes. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Bellevue, Washington, or book an appointment online.
Knee replacement surgery is most often performed on patients who have arthritis that hasn’t responded to nonsurgical treatments. About 83% of all knee replacements are for osteoarthritis, but you may also benefit from the procedure if you have rheumatoid arthritis. Although less common, Dr. Boone may recommend a total knee replacement following a severe knee injury.
There are many types of knee replacements, and Dr. Boone tailors each patient's treatment to their specific condition. For example, some patients may be good candidates for a partial knee replacement. Dr. Boone also performs a newer procedure whereby he spares all the ligaments of the knee, including the ACL.
During a knee replacement, Dr. Boone removes the damaged tissue from the ends of your femur and tibia, resurfaces the bone, then attaches metal prosthetics.
When possible, Dr. Boone preserves your ACL by performing bicruciate or ACL-sparing knee replacement. Today’s cruciate-retaining prostheses are designed to accommodate the existing ligaments. As a result, you continue to use your ligaments to make your knee feel more normal. This special knee replacement often allows patients to return to a more active lifestyle.
As an expert in knee replacement surgery, Dr. Boone often performs robot-assisted procedures that deliver optimal outcomes. Following a thorough examination of your knee, he recommends the procedure that’s best suited for your knee damage and overall health.
Dr. Boone delivers a truly personalized knee replacement using the Mako robotic arm to create a 3D model of your knee. He uses the image to plan your surgery, determining exactly how much bone to remove and the precise placement of the prosthetic implants.
The robotic arm is also used to prepare the bones for the prosthesis, allowing precise removal of damaged tissue following the personal 3D image of your knee. The robotic arm also allows for more minimally invasive techniques and leads to less damage and quicker patient recovery.
The NAVIO system is a handheld robotics-assisted system that also allows Dr. Boone to create an individualized plan for your knee replacement. The NAVIO creates 3D images using real-time imaging rather than relying on CT scans. Once the imaging is complete, Dr. Boone uses the robotic burr to remove damaged bone and place your new knee with exceptional precision. This system also allows Dr. Boone to perform the cruciate sparing knee replacement in the appropriate situation.
If you suffer from knee pain, call Dr. Christopher R. Boone or schedule an appointment online.