Total Joint Replacement (TJR)

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with an artificial joint, which is designed to move just like a healthy joint.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

MIS Joint Replacement offers important advantages, requiring smaller incisions and potentially causing less trauma, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and less scarring than traditional techniques.

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Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is specialized medical care for treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries. From athletes to active individuals, sports medicine helps patients continue injury-free active lifestyles.

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Upper Extremity

Patients suffering from debilitating shoulder, arm or hand problems can benefit from the Bonutti Clinic specialists who have devoted their careers and training to the treatment of upper extremity issues.

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Useful Links

Area Hospitals

St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital
Since 1875, St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital has provided for the healthcare needs of the residents of the Effingham community and the surrounding area. Our ministry was founded by three Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, and we proudly carry on their tradition of caring today. From such humble beginnings, St. Anthony’s has grown to become a state-of-the-art regional medical center, providing advanced healthcare with a compassionate touch.

Other Bonutti Sites

Bonutti.net
Surgical techniques used in performing Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) have been essentially unchanged for over 20 years. The patient is positioned supine and a 20-30 cm (8-12 inch) incision is made with the leg extended. The patella is then everted and the knee is flexed with retractors used to expose the arthrotomy site. While this extensive exposure aids in aligning the knee enhancing visualization of landmarks and allowing the use of bulky instruments to complete the bone preparation for implants, it imposes significant trauma to the quadriceps mechanism and soft tissue.

Bonutti Technologies
Bonutti Technologies is an incubator for new ideas in surgical instrumentation, implants, procedures, and rehabilitation. Through development partnerships, licensed technology, and consulting agreements, Bonutti Technologies has emerged as a leading innovator in minimally invasive orthopedic surgery.

Joint Active Systems
JAS systems comfortably stretch your patients beyond what’s possible with the competition. With patented technology, JAS is the ONLY system that “unloads the joint”, reducing painful joint surface loading during use. JAS systems deliver pain free, patient-directed therapy through a greater arc of motion than any other brand of stretch device.

MIN Surgery®
Surgical techniques used in performing Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) have been essentially unchanged for over 20 years. The patient is positioned supine and a 20-30 cm (8-12 inch) incision is made with the leg extended. The patella is then everted and the knee is flexed with retractors used to expose the arthrotomy site. While this extensive exposure aids in aligning the knee enhancing visualization of landmarks and allowing the use of bulky instruments to complete the bone preparation for implants, it imposes significant trauma to the quadriceps mechanism and soft tissue.

Professional Links

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
The latest source for Legislation, educational, health care policy and research information. The site includes the bylaws and position papers of the AAOS, and the latest federal and state laws enacted that pertain to the practice of orthopaedics and medicine.

American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.