Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic
Orthopedic Surgeons & Pain Management Specialists located in Lafayette, LA
When conservative care no longer provides relief from your knee pain, you may need knee surgery. At Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic in Lafayette, Louisiana, Malcolm Stubbs, MD, and David Muldowny, MD, perform knee surgery using the innovative robotic surgical assistant called the ROSA® knee system. Drs. Stubbs and Muldowny are only a few surgeons in Louisiana who perform this type of knee surgery. Schedule an appointment by calling the office or booking online today.
Knee Surgery Q&A
What is knee surgery?
Knee surgery includes any procedure performed on your knee. At Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic, Drs. Stubbs and Muldowny perform knee surgery for knee replacement.
During knee replacement surgery, the orthopedic surgeons remove the damaged portions of your knee joint and replace them with prosthetic parts. This procedure eases knee pain and restores function and mobility.
Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic is a state-of-the-art orthopedic surgical clinic and Drs. Stubbs and Muldowny use the innovative ROSA knee system when performing knee surgery.
What is the ROSA knee system?
The ROSA knee system is a robotic surgical assistant. It’s an advanced tool that assists surgeons when performing knee replacement surgery. This method helps with bone resections and assesses the health of your soft tissue during surgery to aid your surgeon when positioning your prosthesis.
The Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic surgeons also use the innovative surgical system to create a personalized surgical plan.
Before your knee surgery, your surgeon uses the ROSA knee system to take a series of X-rays and make a 3-dimensional (3D) model of your knee. This 3D model allows your surgeon to plan the details of your knee replacement procedure prior to your surgery.
What happens during knee surgery?
During knee surgery, your surgeon uses the ROSA Knee System to monitor the position of your knee using cameras and optical trackers. If your leg moves even a fraction of an inch, the ROSA system adjusts, allowing your surgeon to continue with the operation as planned.
Throughout your knee surgery, the ROSA system continuously provides your surgeon with data about your knee. When combined with the skills of your orthopedic surgeon, this information helps them more accurately position your implant based on your unique anatomy.
Am I a candidate for knee surgery?
Schedule a consultation with the orthopedic surgeons at Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic to see if you’re a candidate for knee surgery.
The orthopedic surgeons may recommend surgery if you have knee pain from osteoarthritis that affects your quality of life and medical interventions no longer provide relief.
When possible, the Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic surgeons use the innovative ROSA Knee System when performing knee replacement surgery. They may also use other tools and techniques when appropriate.
Call Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic or schedule a knee surgery consultation online today.