MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing preserves more of the joint than a traditional knee resurfacing procedure. The treatment targets the diseased portion of the knee and spares the knee's healthy bone and tissue. An implant is then secured in the joint.
Take a Knee
University Hospital East is the first in central Ohio to offer MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing. This innovative treatment option is for adults living with early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis who find they can no longer run, walk or exercise without experiencing knee pain. Powered by robotic arm technology, this minimally invasive procedure has benefits that include a more rapid recovery, a shorter hospital stay and a more natural-feeling knee.
The robotic arm technology gives the surgeon real-time feedback while providing optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. The procedure finds the diseased portion of the knee using a three-dimensional scan and then resurfaces the bone, sparing the knee's healthy bone and tissue. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move naturally again.
Ohio State physicians were among the first in the country to perform surgery with the da Vinci robot and we have been expanding our robotic capabilities ever since. Robotic surgery is less invasive, resulting in a smaller incision, less bleeding and quicker healing. Performing roughly 1,200 robotic surgeries a year, Ohio State has the most experienced robotic surgical team in Ohio and offers the most comprehensive robotics program.
Sleep: The Best Diet?
OSU dietitian Shirley Kindrick, PhD, recently found evidence that a lack of sleep can hurt our efforts to lose weight. People who slept five hours per night were 73 percent more likely to become obese than those logging seven to nine nightly hours, according to Kindrick, who says some dieters mistakenly forego slumber for exercise. A lack of sleep causes our bodies to sacrifice muscle for energy instead of burning fat. And after a few days of not getting enough ZZZs, chemical changes cause the body to be excessively hungry and retain fat more easily.
Hope for people with diabetes
A Columbus area woman with type 1 diabetes is recovering at home after a unique medical procedure performed at Ohio State that is expected to eliminate her need to take insulin. The pancreatic islet cell transplant takes islets, which are tissue made up of several different types of cells (including beta cells that make insulin), and inserts them into a patient's liver. Over time, the body will begin producing its own insulin and regulating glucose in the blood.
Stress and Pregnancy
A recent study supports the theory that stress in a woman's life can affect her ability to become pregnant. Courtney Lynch, PhD, MPH, director of reproductive epidemiology at Ohio State, was part of a team at the National Institutes of Health that demonstrated an association between a reduced chance of getting pregnant and a high level of a stress biomarker. Results showed that the 25 percent of women with the highest levels of the biomarker also had an approximately 12 percent decrease in the chance of becoming pregnant.