If you are experiencing debilitating pain caused by joint degeneration
in your knee, it is time to consider a knee replacement procedure. Total
knee surgery has come a long ways since its original inception and Alvarado
Hospital offers the most advanced techology available today.
This is combined with our surgeons' expertise, which has positioned
us to be the
only California hospital to be ranked among
America's 100 Best for Orthopedic Surgery four years in a row (2014-2018) by
We offer the traditional minimally invasive total knee replacement as well
as robotics-assisted knee replacement. As a pioneer in the field, Alvarado
is the first hospital in San Diego to offer OMNIBotics™ Robotic-Assisted
Total Knee Replacement. This procedure uses robotic technology driven
by a modern surgical navigation platform, to allow the surgeon the ability
to precisely plan and execute a procedure that is specific to each individual
patient. This optimizes prosthetic implant placement.
Robobics also allows the surgeon to customize surgical treatment for each
individual patient, ultimately achieving the kind of precision that improves
clincal outcomes. Your surgeon can fit and align the implant before any
bone resections are performed. No pre-operative imaging studies such as
CTs or MRIs are necessary, reducing patient exposure to radiation.
The robotic-assisted system uses a patented BONE MORPHING™ technology
that quickly builds and displays a 3D model of the individual patient's
anatomy in real-time during the surgical procedure. Using this 3D imagery,
the surgeon can more safely and accurately implement the surgical procedure.
The computer system communicates the surgeon's plan to the robotic
guidance system, which allows the surgeon to perform precision bone resections
and optimize ligamentous or soft-tissue balancing achieving the very best
clinical possible outcome for each patient.
Patient Specific Surgery - The procedure uses a patented Bone Morphing™ technology that quickly
builds a 3D model of the patient’s knee during surgery. The surgeon
can safely and accurately plan his or her bone resections and implant
placement based on each patient’s anatomy. Once the implant position
is optimized, the robotic system will position the cutting guides. The
surgeon is not dependent on making a pre-operative plan based on CT scans
or X-rays, therefore saving the patient from unnecessary exposure to high
amounts of radiation.
Precise Leg Alignment - Well-defined algorithms and adjustable resection guides enable the surgeon
to accurately reconstruct the mechanical axis of the patient’s leg.
This advanced technology allows the surgeon to reproduce the leg’s
mechanical axis quickly and easily. During surgery, a real time assessment
of limb alignment and soft tissue tension can be made for surgeons to
verify that their surgery was executed with the utmost precision.
Advanced Joint Institute Experience
With the advances of mininally invasive surgery and robotics, you stay
with us will be brief. With our patients in mind, we recently renovated
our orthopedics-only patient unit using healing design. Reflecting San
Diego's beautiful landscapes and landmarks, during your rehabilitation,
you will stroll along the "boardwalk," as you stroll past various
San Diego towns. Each patient room is named after a popular San Diego
destination and the theme is carried into each room.
We have on-unit rehabilitation and therapists, family-center activities
and you are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes from home instead of
Find a Physician
To find an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with the Advanced Spine &
Joint Institute at Alvarado Hospital,
e-mail us (do not include personal medical information in your e-mail) or call
(619) 229-4548 to reach our nurse navigator.
Alvarado Hospital is proud to be the only California hospital ranked among
America's 100 Best for Orthopedic Surgery (2014-2017)!