Martin Redish, MD, orthopedic surgeon, presents his recently published findings on the success of minimally invasive partial knee replacement.
Orthopedic surgeon and founding member of Parkridge Bone & Joint, Martin Redish, MD, was selected from among a host of international surgeons to present at the biennial THE Partial Knee Meeting in Bruges, Belgium, on Jan. 25.
Dr. Redish's work in advancing the art of partial knee replacement has garnered international attention, and he presented recently published work describing the results of partial knees performed on patients over a four-year period with more than a 10-year follow up. The results of his findings were published by the _European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology_. The partial knee replacement for which Dr. Redish is renowned is called the Repicci procedure and is the most minimally invasive to bone and soft tissues.
"We at Parkridge have worked on ways to improve this freehand bone sculpting technique and make it more successful and easier for the surgeon to perform. I feel obliged to share my experiences and innovations with my colleagues and learn from other experts in the field who are interested in partial knees at this international meeting" Dr. Redish said.
As many as half of the patients who are having total knee replacement surgery in the USA could be considered for partial knee surgery instead, according to Dr. Redish.
"Partial knee resurfacing requires only a three- to four-inch incision and does not cut into muscle like a total knee replacement may require," Dr. Redish said. "Preserving the ACL and PCL and two thirds of the surface of the knee promotes rapid recovery and reduces the risk of infection. We simply patch the worn area with smaller implants of metal and plastic, as opposed to the shotgun approach of Total Knee Replacement."
Dr. Redish's expertise in Repicci partial knee replacement positions him and Parkridge Bone & Joint on the international stage as innovators in minimally invasive joint replacement surgery.