The treatment of meniscal tears has advanced over the years. Forty years ago it would not have been unheard of to excise in an open fashion the entire meniscus. This led to the development of arthritis earlier than was expected. With the development of knee arthroscopy and the small instruments to work inside the knee, […]
Knee arthroscopy (the placing of a small camera into the knee and performing surgery through small holes) is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures performed in the United States. Over 900,000 of these are performed each year, and over half are done to operate on a torn meniscus.1 The meniscus is a C-shaped […]
Dr. Barber with patient David Schof with Mary Booth and Uncle Henry. Listen to David’s success story.
Decades of experience and published studies have shown that the key to a long-lasting, well-functioning hip replacement is proper placement of the implanted device. Ensuring appropriate position and orientation of implants used to rely only on the skill of the surgeon. Now, many of us are employing technologies such as robotics to augment our skills […]
In recent years there has been great interest in custom implants for total knee replacements and I am asked about them frequently. These are sometimes referred to as “the 3D knee” because they are produced using 3D printing technology. With this system, a CT scan is used to produce custom instrumentation and a custom prosthesis […]
Each patient’s knee problems are unique and specific. When choosing your care it is important to find a fellowship trained surgeon who specializes in your condition. I have produced great results with partial knee replacements, customized knee implants, and robotic surgeries; but there is no “one size fits all” solution for knee problems. Every patient […]
Many people suffering from knee pain avoid seeking help because they fear being told that they will require total knee replacement. Often there is a better option for patients living with arthritis pain, but wishing to remain active. Partial knee replacement is a less invasive surgery with a much quicker recovery that can aid in […]
Have you been diagnosed with a slipped disc in your back and your doctor recommended surgery? Spinal fusion is a procedure to stabilize the spine when arthritis has led to instability of the spinal segment (2 bones around the disc). This procedure is usually done along with a laminectomy to relieve the pressure on the […]