Less Pain, Smoother Recovery with Joint Replacement Advancements
Advancements in joint replacement surgery make good on the promise of less bone and tissue damage… less pain after surgery… less pain medication… less time in the hospital and less physical therapy.
Curt Anderson was the first patient to receive a total knee replacement performed by the orthopedic surgery team of Dr. Anthony Villare and
Melissa Messer, PA-C, using the Stryker Mako Robotic-arm assisted technology.
Curt feels scheduling the surgery in Dodgeville made the procedure and recovery easier for him and his family.
“I couldn’t climb steps easily. For almost two years I was climbing steps one at time. Scheduling this surgery close to home made it easier for my family. It just made perfect sense to do it in Dodgeville. The robotic-arm technology was explained to me, and it made me feel good that my knee would be precisely made and positioned accurately. I was happy to be the first one in Dodgeville to have a total knee replaced
with this new technology.
They (the orthopedic and physical therapy teams) kept in touch with me and scheduled everything for me. Orthopedics did a nice job of laying it all out for me.
I love the Wellness Center. The physical therapists are great, you really get to know these people. I also made use of the Mineral Point Fitness Center, too. I am still working on building my strength. I am walking up to 1.25 miles a day and can walk up to 5 miles. My knee is getting stronger and stronger. I like that Upland Hills Health set me up with a home therapy plan right on my phone. It is very convenient.”