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Dr. Friedrich Boettner is a hip and knee specialist in New York. He is skilled in joint-preserving arthroscopic surgeries and minimally invasive total joint replacements. He also offers nonsurgical treatment of early arthritis to help you regain an active life. To know more about his services, click on the topics below:

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. It is a true anterior approach to the hip and should not be confused with the Harding approach which is often referred to as an anterior approach.
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Anterior Hip Arthroplasty
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. The approach allows Dr. Boettner to use any implant (standard femoral component (A), anatomic stem (B) or short stem (C))
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Posterior Hip Arthroplasty
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.If later revisions are necessary often on the femoral side a standard un-cemented component can be implanted. Because the femoral anatomy is not altered a significant higher proportion of patients is physically able to run and perform high impact sports.
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Hip Resurfacing
Surgery may be recommended in patients with severe cartilage damage and if conservative treatment options such as anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy do not relieve the symptoms.For minimally invasive hip replacement, the surgical technique and artificial implants remain the same as traditional hip replacement; the difference is the use of smaller incisions to perform the surgery and minimal soft tissue dissection.
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Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
Once the arthritis affects two or three compartments inside the knee and nonoperative treatment options have failed, Dr. Boettner will discuss with you minimally invasive total knee replacement. Dr. Boettner usually utilizes a minimally invasive approach, trying to minimize any injury to the quadriceps muscle.
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Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
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. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your hip or knee is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure.
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Robotic Surgery
Often patients decide to have their non-operative treatment with Dr. Boettner. The benefit is that he will be able to monitor the progress of the arthritis and will help you understand at what a point surgical intervention might be beneficial for you. Dr. Boettner performs a variety of non-operative treatment options prior to considering total hip replacement.
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