OPA physician and patient pose with pro-golfer at Boeing Classic

08/24/2015

Stryker MAKO patient Martin Selig was allowed to walk the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge course behind Fred Funk’s threesome on Saturday during the 2015 Boeing Classic. Selig and Funk posed for a picture at the 10th hole tee with Orthopedic Physician Associates (OPA) surgeon Sean D. Toomey, MD. Selig received Stryker MAKO unicompartmental knee arthoplasty (MAKOplasty®) at Swedish Orthopedic Institute, the first facility in the Puget Sound area to perform this new procedure for partial knee resurfacing, designed to treat early to mid-stage osteoarthritis.

OPA surgeons are some of the first in the region to adopt the most current and advanced knee replacement devices, including robotic technology, which assist surgeons by removing and resurfacing only the arthritic part of a knee without sacrificing the entire knee joint. These devices are used in minimally invasive procedures that are performed through a two to three inch incision, which allows our surgeon to preserve as much of the natural bone and tissue as possible while offering less scarring and blood loss, a shorter hospital stay and the ability to return to everyday activities much sooner than with traditional knee replacement surgeries.

Drs. Auld, Lee, Wilson, Toomey, Holland and Crutcher are now performing MAKOplasty® at Swedish Orthopedic Institute.

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