Episode #32 Part 2 of 2 Dr. Thorpe Interview Custom VS Off the Shelf Knee Replacements

Aug 11, 2022

I should have named this video the "parts & procedures" of a total knee replacement because Dr. Thorpe does such a good job of explaining what is done during the surgery.

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/WcuTK9ZrYs0

Today we cover

-- Incision length and options,

 -- preparing the joint for the implant,

 -- types of anesthesia,

-- Custom VS Off the Shelf Knees,

 -- long term results of TKR, -- Robotics, -- Choosing a surgeon, -- the "uni"(a partial knee), -- what knee knocking means, -- and advice on choosing a surgeon.


00:00 - Incision length and approaches

03:36 - The process of preparing the joint for implant

06:52 - Types of anesthesia

09:15 - Custom VS Off the Shelf Total Knee Replacements

12:50 - Long term results of TKR

13:35 - Robotic Surgeries

16:40 - Choosing a Surgeon

18:11 - the Partial Knee or “UNI”

20:09 - What does “knocking” in your knee mean?

20:50 - More advice for choosing your surgeon

If you missed Part 1, where we talked about

-- the 4 parts of the knee replacement,

-- cement vs cementless procedures

-- how heavy the replacement is

-- the different manufacturers of knee parts

-- "minimally invasive" incisions and surgery style (and what that really means)

here is PART 1


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