Straith Orthopedics Offers Robotic Hip & Knee Orthopedic Treatment For Faster Recovery
The specialists at Straith Orthopedics provide a range of affordable treatment from non-invasive to skilled surgery enhanced by the highest level of robotic technology.
For those requiring orthopedic surgery, the fine precision that the Straith surgeons can achieve by working with robotic assistance results in smaller incisions, a focus on the exact area, less muscle damage, a much better end result and quicker recovery. And the small hospital setting, with locations in West Bloomfield and Southfield, provides patients and families with a comfortable environment.
Straith Orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Michael Fleischman and Dr. Roland Brandt, utilize the Mako robotic arm, which Dr. Fleischman called “the Taj Mahal” of robotic tech. With Mako, the doctors see a 3D rendering of the area to be operated on. Before beginning treatment, Brandt said, “I’ve already planned the surgery to that patient’s anatomy, resulting in better accuracy, lower chances of human error, and better treatment outcomes with less post-operative pain.”
“During surgery, I control the robotic arm during the entire time; it’s just taking away human error. “To every
1 millimeter, 1 degree, the arm can tell where it is in space,” said Dr. Fleischman.
Michael Fleischman, DO Board Certified Hip & Knee Orthopedic Surgeon
If a surgeon is off the targeted area by just that minute amount, “Mako will turn off and tell me I’m not where I want to be,” said Dr. Fleischman. “It protects the area we don’t want to be working on, resulting in smaller incisions than that of traditional hip & knee replacements.” But high tech doesn’t mean high costs to patients.
“It doesn’t cost a dime more to have robotic surgery, as opposed to manual surgery,” Dr. Brandt said. “Even for the older population, a partial replacement is often a good alternative,” said Dr. Fleischman. “It’s less invasive to tissue, we don’t have to take out ligaments, the recovery is much faster.” At a first appointment, or at one of the upcoming Meet the Doctor events, patients can learn more about the many treatment options Straith offers. Visit Straith.org to attend an event or to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Fleischman developed an interest in being an orthopedic specialist at a young age. “I was an athlete, I had orthopedic injuries and my first surgery at age 16. Afterward, I became interested in the field. While I was still in high school, my surgeon allowed me to shadow him. ”On the first day, he watched a total knee replacement, and then he observed rehab, seeing how the procedure significantly affected someone’s life. Fleischman said that helping people like this, “was a lifelong dream of mine.” Straith Orthopedics will hold Meet the Doctor informational sessions this summer, including one on July 27 & August 18th at Andiamo Bloomfield. Walk-in clinics are also available at the Southfield location from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, visit www.Straith.org.
Roland J. Brandt, DO Board Certified Hip & Knee Orthopedic Surgeon