His practice concentrates on the nonsurgical and surgical treatment of early arthritis. As part of a patient-centered individual approach, he performs arthroscopic cartilage surgery and minimally invasive total joint replacements as well as resurfacings.
Dr. Boettner performs a variety of non-operative treatment options prior to considering total hip replacement.
The anterior approach is an approach to the front of the hip joint as opposed to a lateral (side) approach to the hip or posterior (back) approach.
The posterior approach is one of the most versatile approaches for a total hip replacement. It can be performed with a 7-10 cm incision and usually requires minimal soft tissue trauma.
Hip Resurfacing is an interesting alternative for young, and very active male patients. Instead of removing the femoral head, the proximal femur is preserved and resurfaced with a metal implant.
Unicompartmental knee replacement is a minimally invasive surgery in which only the damaged compartment of the knee is replaced with an implant. It is also called a partial knee replacement.
With improved technology and advances in anesthesia and pain control, joint replacement surgery has evolved and is now being offered by Dr. Boettner in an outpatient setting. Outpatient joint replacement refers to surgery.
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased hip or knee joint is taken.
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Dr. Boettner usually utilizes a minimally invasive approach, trying to minimize any injury to the quadriceps muscle.
Minimally Invasive Total Knee
Dr. Fritz Boettner is a specialist minimally invasive total knee and hip replacements as well as complex primary and revision joint replacement surgery.
His practice concentrates on the nonsurgical and surgical treatment of arthritis. As part of a patient-centered individual approach, he performs joint-preserving arthroscopic surgery and minimally invasive total joint replacements as well as resurfacings.View Full Profile
Dr. Boettner is highly regarded for his expertise and has received numerous awards at both national and international forums.Read More
Dr. Boettner has given over 300 presentations on hip and knee replacement surgery, its technique and outcomes.Read More
Dr. Boettner is often mentioned in the media sharing his views and offering valuable insights on various orthopedic conditions.Read More
Dr. Boettner and his team perfrom research on optimizing outcome in anterior hip replacement, resurfacing and knee replacement.Read More
Four years ago I had an anterior hip replacement on my left side. It was amazing how quickly I recovered. It was great to be pain free and walk as though I never even had a hip replaced. Dr. Boettner is a very gifted surgeon. I was so pleased with the outcome that I just had my right hip replaced by...