Orthopedic Surgeons Specialist

Chris Boone, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Bellevue, WA & Redmond, WA

Orthopedic surgeons are well-known as the experts in surgical interventions, but that’s not where their care begins. Specialists like Dr. Christopher R. Boone also provide the full range of nonsurgical care you need when an injury or degenerative disease like osteoarthritis leads to musculoskeletal and lifestyle problems. From knee and hip pain to fractures and joint replacements, you can count on comprehensive care from Dr. Boone. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Bellevue, Washington, or use the convenient online booking feature.

Orthopedic Surgeons Q & A

What services are provided by orthopedic surgeons?

Orthopedic surgeons are extensively trained in the surgical and nonsurgical care of all musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Boone has a special interest in treating the numerous causes of knee and hip pain, whether due to trauma, injuries, or degenerative disease.

Some of the most common causes of knee and hip pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Dislocations
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Hip bursitis
  • Torn meniscus

Dr. Boone offers his expertise in all aspects of orthopedic care, from conservative treatment to using the most advanced technology to perform surgery and replace joints, such as robot-assisted procedures. You’ll receive the individualized care you need to relieve pain, restore motion, and stay active and healthy. Dr. Boone specializes in robotic-assisted surgery and employees an accelerated rehab protocol for all his patients to return them to a healthy, happy and active lifestyle as soon as possible!

 

What should I know about osteoarthritis?

Dr. Boone specializes in treating osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that progressively worsens over time. You can slow down joint deterioration, maintain an optimal range of motion, and alleviate your pain with a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan from Dr. Boone.

He starts with the basics, such as activity modification, physical therapy, and effective pain-relieving options such as joint injections and non-narcotic medications. When your osteoarthritis has caused severe joint damage or your pain and movement continue to worsen, Dr. Boone is the expert you need for the optimal treatment: joint replacement using advanced robot-assisted surgery.

 

What is robot-assisted orthopedic surgery?

There are several critical steps performed during joint replacement surgery: damaged cartilage and bone are removed, the bone is prepared, and the new metal or ceramic prosthetic joint is placed.

Dr. Boone uses two types of robot-assisted devices that enhance his surgical skills by making joint replacement surgery more accurate and individualized for each patient.

Stryker Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

Dr. Boone uses the freestanding robotic arm to create a 3D model of your knee or hip joint, which is used to plan and guide your surgery. Then he uses the robotic arm again to very precisely remove damaged tissues and implant the prosthetic joint. The Mako system decreases operative room time and lessens damage to the healthy surrounding tissues allowing faster and more improved recovery

Smith & Nephew NAVIO™ Surgical System

This robot-assisted system offers similar benefits as the Mako technology, but it’s a handheld device that uses real-time imaging to plan and guide your surgery. The NAVIO system also provides Dr. Boone with an ability to place a ligament sparing knee replacement based on your anatomy. The Smith & Nephew XR total knee is a great alternative for patients who have an intact Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and want to retain this ligament.

If you need exceptional treatment for a joint, muscle, ligament or other orthopedic problem, call Dr. Christopher R. Boone or book an appointment online.