Knee Replacement Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
This is a Total Knee Replacement with less tissue disruption during surgery than the traditional knee replacement.
8 to 12-inch Incision
4 to 5-inch Incision
This results in less post-operative pain, less blood loss, less muscle and tissue damage,ability to perform rehabilitation following surgery faster, and quicker return to activities of normal, daily living.
You may be a candidate for MIS if you have:
- >Knee joint damage
- >Degenerative joint disease
- >Pain and stiffness in your knee
- >Qsteoarthiitis or rheumatoid arthritis
Our orthopaedic surgeons are trained in this procedure. A consultation with one of our physicians to discuss your medical/surgical history will confirm if you are a candidate for the MIS procedure. Whether your knee replacement is done in the traditional or the minimally-invasive manner, knee replacement surgery is successful in the relief of pain and allows the patient to return to their normal daily activities of life.
Balloons for Bones
Minimally Invasive Fracture Reduction
A vertebral compression fracture (VCF) occurs when a bone in the spine fractures and collapses. Most VCFs are caused by osteoporosis. Through a small incision, a narrow pathway is created in the fractured bone, and a KyphX Balloon is inserted. The KyphX Balloon is inflated to raise the collapsed portion of the bone. The KyphX Balloon is deflated and removed, leaving a defined cavity that can be filled with an approved bone void-filler of the doctor’s choice.
The Opti-Health Group originated in 2001 in Findlay, Ohio and provides physical, occupational, aquatic, and speech therapy services to Findlay-area residents on an outpatient basis, in the skilled nursing home setting, and in the patient’s home.
Since then, Opti-Health expanded services in Toledo, Bowling Green, Sylvania, Sandusky, Ottawa, Genoa, and a second facility at Lake Cascades in Findlay.
Opti-Health is committed to providing outstanding services, as evidenced by our unique Pledge to our patients – a promise to exceed our patient’s expectations for their rehabilitation care. http://www.opti-health.org
We strive to provide the best care possible for you. Featured here are a sampling of the services and procedures we have built our reputation on.
>total joint replacements
>osteoarthritis and osteoporosis
We use the latest state-of-the art digital x-ray equipment. This advanced technology is of the highest resolution in office x-ray, making the images easier for the physician to study, faster processing, and fewer exposures for the patient.
We have an excellent staff in the x-ray department, with years of experience in the field.
For the past 20 years, patients with moderate to severe spinal stenosis have been treated with a fusion technique that uses metal rods and screws, which eliminates motion in the spine after surgical decompression. However, the coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization procedure is a new, non-fusion solution that allows you to be able to do the things you love most! The coflex® device is a titanium metal implant that helps keep your spine stable after surgical decompression. The coflex® device also helps maintain the normal foraminal height and motion in your spine where the coflex® was implanted. It’s amazingly strong, yet simple, and flexible enough to support your spine without having to fuse your bones together.
After a decompression surgery, your spine can become unstable or insecure, and needs something to help keep it steady. The coflex® device keeps your spinal column healthy and stable after surgical decompression and helps uphold the normal foraminal height of your spine in the affected area. Unlike a fusion procedure, the coflex® implant maintains mobility and function, allows you to bend forward and backward without pain, and helps other spinal segments in your spine maintain their natural motion. The coflex® interlaminar device is specifically designed to be placed on the laminar bone, which is the strongest part of the spine in your lower back. The coflex® procedure is a simple surgery and is implanted through the same small incision as your surgical decompression, minimizing injury done to tissue and muscle near your spine. Ask Dr. Andreshak if CoFlex is right for you.
Patient Testimonials: Tens of thousands of coflex® patients worldwide are experiencing pain relief from their spinal stenosis symptoms. The coflex® device has put the step back in their lives. See more testimonials here: