Because they are key to full-range mobility, the knees and legs tend to be a primary location for sports injuries or signs of wear and tear due to age. This list includes several of the most common injuries and conditions we encounter linked to specific information about the anatomy of the area, medical treatments and at-home care. Please give us a call if you have recently been injured or are suddenly experiencing swelling, stiffness and pain in your knee—we can diagnose, treat and have you on the path to healing as quickly as possible.
Mountain View Specialty Clinic along with Dr. Akins and Dr. Varela are proud to announce that we now offer patients robotic arm-assisted total joint replacement using Stryker Mako Robotic technology. Our hospital, Stone County Medical Center, is one of only seven facilities in the state to implement this cutting-edge technology. It is also the only critical access hospital in the entire state to do so. Robotic-arm assisted total joint replacement builds upon our tried and true joint techniques and now makes it possible to individualize a plan for each patient prior to surgery, implement the plan intraoperatively in real time, be even more precise with surgical technique, allow less soft tissue dissection, and potentially improve patient outcomes. Recent studies have indicated that shorter hospitalization, less blood loss, less post-operative pain, and quicker recovery are possible using this technology. Combining these orthopaedic advancements with our small-town atmosphere and personalized care that we are known for is truly a pleasant and unique experience for our patients. Ask us how Robotic-arm technology may benefit you.