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Dr. Ihekweazu - 100 Robotic Knee Surgeries

100 Velys Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgeries

The DePuy Velys is a surgeon controlled, robotic technology that can improve the accuracy of total knee replacement surgery. This new technology has been available at Texas Orthopedic Hospital since November 2021.
Jun 28th, 2022
Depuy Velys Robot

DePuy Velys Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr. Ihekweazu is one of the first surgeons in the state of Texas to pilot the new DePuy Velys Robotic assisted total knee replacement platform. This exciting and new Robotic knee replacement technology is a “game changer” for patients needing total knee r
Nov 11th, 2021

I have a joint replacement but I still want to live my life

Now that you have your new hip or knee, you may be interested in getting out and taking greater advantage of your everyday life. The following is a short discussion on some everyday activities that you’ll soon restart after surgery.
Mar 19th, 2020

Need a new "new" hip?

While hip replacement surgery has an excellent track record and proven results, in some patients problems can arise....
Dec 13th, 2019
Think Different

Think different to feel different

The mind is a powerful thing! How you think plays can play an enormous role in your recovery following a joint replacement surgery.
Dec 3rd, 2019
Welcome Home

There's no place like home...

A hip or knee replacement surgery is a life-changing operation, but recovery can be challenging. Historically, patients went to rehab or skilled nursing facilities after their hospitalization, however, this may not be what's best...
Oct 28th, 2019

What are hip replacement implants made of?

Hip replacement surgery is a procedure where the degenerated bone and cartilage in your hip joint is exchanged for new implants. This article will outline exactly what implants are necessary and just what those implants are made of.
Sep 10th, 2019
Metal Work

Metal Parts in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery: FAQs

Total hip and knee replacement surgery involves implanting prosthetic parts into the body. Metallic elements such as titanium, cobalt, chromium and other materials such as ceramics and polyethylene are utilized in modern day implants.
Aug 28th, 2019
Decisions Decisions

Full vs. Partial Knee Replacement: What’s what?

There are three general compartments that complete the anatomy of your knee: medial, lateral and patellar compartments. A partial knee surgery hones in on the specific problem area out of the three while a total knee replacement focuses on all three.
Aug 14th, 2019

What Is Robotic-assisted Joint Replacement Surgery?

Hip and Knee replacement surgery is used to treat patients with severe degenerative joint problems. In recent years, new technologies such as robotic-assisted surgery have been developed to assist in the overall accuracy of the procedures.
Apr 17th, 2019
Pro Cycler

Is Hip Resurfacing Right for Me?

Arthritis of the hip causes pain and decreased activity level. While total hip replacement is an excellent option for most, for some patients, there is an alternative. In the article below, we explore whether hip resurfacing is an option for you.
Apr 8th, 2019
Marathon Runner

Competitive Sports Following Joint Replacement Surgery

I have a very active patient population and many of my patient that need joint replacement surgery are interested in returning to competitive sports. In the article below, we explore the topic of returning to sports after joint replacement surgery.
Apr 1st, 2019
Doctor taking a patient's blood pressure.

Top Ten Tips for a Successful Doctors Office Visit

Visiting the doctor can be stressful and confusing for many people. Below is a general list of things that you can do to make your next visit with your doctor more efficient and rewarding for you as a patient.
Mar 20th, 2019