KVOA 4: Northwest Medical Center Now Offers Robotic Joint Replacement
The medical field has come a long way. A hospital in Tucson is making huge strides in its surgery department.
Northwest Medical Center is now offering robotic joint replacements
It is a way to make joint replacement more efficient. The demand for joint replacement is rising, so this will help patients get a more accurate surgery.
KOLD 13 Noon Notebook Video Interview
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Dr. Edward Petrow, an orthopedic surgeon trained in hip and knee replacement, was in the KOLD News 13 studio Tuesday, April 17.
Dr. Petrow talked about changes in his field, the use of robots for surgery and what a patient can get out of using robots.
Biologics for Advanced Hip and Knee Arthritis - Position of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
An increasing number of facilities and physicians have begun to offer intraarticular injections of stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP) as a therapeutic intervention to patients with advanced hip and knee arthritis.
It is our position that biologic therapies, including stem cell and PRP injections, cannot currently be recommended for the treatment of advanced hip or knee arthritis.