Everything Old is New!

Everything Old is New Again!

Cole Porter 1930
You may have seen multiple advertisements telling you that you should have a robotic-assisted total knee arthroplasty (replacement) to improve your result. These ads were paid for by hospitals that are attempting to convince you that a robot or computer assisted surgery is an improvement and will maximize your result.
The TRUTH, however, is that mulitple studies have confirmed that patients who have had computer navigation have the same results as those who have the surgeon perform the essential aspects of the surgery. All of these studies have shown that there was no difference in clinical function, alignment, and survivorship of the components between the computer-navigated and conventional or traditional total knee arthroplasties.

The hospitals that are advertising the beneficial effects of computer or robotic navigation are tricking you into paying more money travelling a greater distance to have a total knee arthroplasty when there is ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE that a computer or robotic surgery is better.

The Los Angeles Orthopaedic Institute performs more total knee arthroplasties than any other group in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys. Our surgeons have over 25 years experience in mastering the surgical techniques as well as catering to every one of your concerns to maximize your result.

Trust us to take you through this difficult journey and we will get you back to a more youthful and athletic lifestyle to allow you to enjoy our NEW knee.

If you have knee pain and have been told you may need a knee surgery, please call us to discuss the best option for you to MAXIMIZE your results.

Keep Moving!!
Dr. Sisto

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Sex and Joints

A study presented at the American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons recently linked total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to IMPROVED SEXUAL FUNCTION!!!
The researchers surveyed 147 patients younger than 75 years old regarding sexual function prior to surgery and one year following surgery. More than 70% reported physical problems prior to surgery.
After surgery 90% of patients reported improved sexual function.
42% reported an improvement in libido, 41% reported increased intercourse duration and 41% reported increased intercourse frequency. Patients also reported improvement in general well-being (84%) and in sexual self image (55%).
Patients with degenerative knee and hip arthritis have had their social, athletic and SEXUAL  lives improved after undergoing a knee or hip arthroplasty (replacement).
At The Los Angeles Orthopaedic Institute we perform more total knee arthroplasties than any other group in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys!!
If you have knee pain and are limited in your athletic, social and sexual life, call us and we can formulate a plan to return you to a more active and romantic lifestyle.
Keep moving (and flirting)!!!

Dr. Sisto

Springtime

SPRINGTIME has arrived and the best aspect of April is the beginning of the new baseball season! Baseball diamonds are alive throughout the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys and high school and college athletes as well as weekend warriors are enjoying Americas Past-time!
The ecstacy of hitting the ball and running the bases and, possibly, sliding into home plate exceeds the enjoyment of any other sport. Hitting a home-run to end the game and jumping on home-plate is a DREAM COME TRUE which is possible no matter what level of baseball you play.
Unfortunately, injuries are a part of the game and the shoulder, elbow and knee are the most vulnerable areas to be effected.
 Fortunately,  however, the orthopaedic surgeons at The Los Angeles Orthopaedic Institute take care of the most elite baseball players in our area and will take care of the injured athlete and maximize their return to baseball.
We are the team orthopaedic surgeons for Cal-State Northridge University (CSUN) which means that we are the only doctors taking care of elite Division I scholarship baseball players in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys. We are the only surgeons that CSUN would trust to operate on those scholarship athletes many who go on to play professional baseball!!
We also care for the baseball teams for Pierce College, Antelope Valley College and Mission College as well as many of the high schools in the Tri-Valley area! We are also the team physicians for the Lancaster Jethawks which is the minor league team for the professional Houston Astros organization.
If you love baseball as much as we do and are injured, please call the baseball orthopaedic specialists at The Los Angeles Orthopaedic Institute to be treated as well as our elite scholarship and professional baseball players!!

Keep Playing!

Dr. Sisto