“We are proud to be the first orthopaedic Group in Texas to offer this state-of-the-art robotic technology in an outpatient surgery center,” said Ron Bullock, Director of Clinical and Ambulatory Services at TSAOG Orthopaedics. “This ensures that our patients undergoing total and partial knee replacement procedures will have access to the most advanced technology possible and reaffirms our commitment to providing the community with outstanding healthcare.”
The Mako Knee application is a knee replacement treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation, and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy. The Mako System also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections.
“The MAKO robotic knee replacement system assists surgeons in performing total knee replacement by using cutting edge 3-dimensional planning with robotic guidance systems,” said Dr. Richard Ursone, TSAOG Orthopaedic Surgeon and Joint Replacement Specialist. “It allows surgeons to perform a customized ‘perfectly fitted’ knee replacement for the best functional outcome while minimizing surgical exposure to decrease pain after surgery and allow for a more rapid return of function.”
“It is a revolutionary tool that allows us to make intraoperative decisions that can directly affect the patient’s outcome,” said Dr. Casey Taber, TSAOG Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist. “I believe it causes less pain and allows for more exact sizing of the implants. In my experience, people recover quicker and have a more stable knee following the MAKO knee replacement.”
Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 673 percent by 2030, yet studies have shown that approximately 30 percent of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery. Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically proven GetAroundKnee (Triathlon Total Knee System), which has enabled surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy during laboratory testing.
TSAOG is so pleased to announce that 38 of our physicians have been named to San Antonio Scene‘s list of S.A. Doctors: Best of 2020! This issue is on newsstands now and features the best doctors and dentists in San Antonio, TX – as nominated by their peers.
When sports injuries happen, TSAOG’s sports medicine specialists routinely get the call to weigh in on the type of injury, how it is fixed, and what it could mean to the athlete in terms of rehab and recovery. With the Spurs reporting that Tony Parker has suffered a ruptured left quadriceps tendon, everyone wants to know what to expect and we actually had a few of our specialists interviewed yesterday by local media.
Dr. Josh Bell had an in depth discussion with ESPN San Antonio radio and also spoke with the Express-News to give a doctor’s view of the injury.
Dr. Lane Naugher spoke with 1200 WOAI Radio and said that, “This is a very bad injury” and that he expected it would be “at least six months before he is back to any type of basketball activities, maybe even nine months to a year before he would be cleared to play at any kind of elite level, like the NBA.” Read the full interview with Dr. Naugher here.
Please note: Our physicians are speaking only to the general nature of Tony Parker’s reported injury, not to his specific case.
TSAOG is very happy to announce that all 5 of our eligible physicians have been named to San Antonio Scene‘s list of 2017 Rising Star Doctors! This issue is on newsstands now and features the best doctors and dentists under the age of 36 practicing in San Antonio, TX – as nominated by their peers.
TSAOG is so pleased to announce that 28 of our physicians have been named to San Antonio Scene‘s list of S.A. Doctors: Best of 2017! This issue is on newsstands now and features the best doctors and dentists in San Antonio, TX – as nominated by their peers.
Rotator cuff tears, including arthroscopic treatment of massive tears and revisions / repairs
Throwing Problems and Pain in the Shoulder and Elbow
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries, Tommy John Procedure
Hip arthroscopy for management of hip conditions including FAI (femoroacetabular impingement), labral tears, trochanteric bursitis, ilitiotibial band syndrome, gluteal tendon, and proximal hamstring tendon tears
Knee Instability and Multiligament knee reconstructions
ACL , PCL Injuries and Arthroscopic Reconstruction
Meniscal Repairs and Transplantation
Cartilage preservation and restoration procedures of shoulder, elbow, hip and knee
Joint Replacement and Preservation:
Joint preservation arthroscopic procedures for shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee arthritis
Total and Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Total Hip Replacement
Partial and Total Knee Replacement
Trauma and Fracture Care:
Upper and lower extremity fractures and dislocations
Telemedicine appointments allow you to visit with your doctor and get the answers you need from the safety of your own home. All non-urgent orthopedic concerns are now eligible to be scheduled for OrthoConnect telemedicine consultations at TSAOG.