What's new in Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Ferro is the pioneer on the Central Coast & Central Valley for outpatient total joint replacement surgery. He uses the latest state-of-the art technology, products and procedures for his patients, including Computer-Assisted Surgery (CAS), ceramic-on-ceramic total joint replacements and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Ferro works directly with medical device companies to research and assist in the development of new technologies and surgical applications to better serve the needs of his patients and patients throughout the world.
Tricompartmental Knee Resurfacing
Tricompartmental Resurfacing Knee is a revolutionary procedure that provides the most Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement available. Dr. Ferro is one of the only surgeons in the entire country to perform this incredible procedure!
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Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
Minimally Invasive Surgery has been a growing trend in orthopedic surgery over the past five years. Techniques have been refined and clinical studies now indicate that using MIS techniques can result in shorter hospital stays, shorter recovery time and decreased blood-loss compared to traditional joint replacement surgery.
The MIS procedure involves a 3 - 4-inch incision, about 1/3 the size of the standard 8-12-inch incision commonly used in total hip replacement and 1/4 the size of the standard 10-15-inch incision used in traditional knee replacement surgery.
The same implants are used in the MIS procedures, but different instruments are used to allow the surgeon full access to the joint during surgery.
There are many factors that determine whether a patient is a candidate for an MIS procedure. Dr. Ferro will discuss this option with you and whether you would be a candidate for MIS.
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Computer-Assisted Surgery (CAS)
Dr. Ferro is leading the way in the use of Computer-Assisted Surgery (CAS). CAS is the use of a computer to aid the surgeon in decision making during total joint replacement surgery. The CAS positioning and tracking system gathers and stores all the information regarding your specific body structure, motion and alignment of your normal anatomy, and your ideal or optimal joint alignment. This information allows Dr. Ferro to precisely position the implant, which optimizes the alignment.
Why is this important to you? An accurately positioned and aligned implant gives the artificial joint an optimal distribution of forces, which translates into more equal amounts of wear on the surfaces of the device. The more precise the alignment, the less wear and loosening that potentially occurs over the long-term and the longer your implant will last.
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