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If you or someone you care about is experiencing knee pain and you (or they) are considering a joint replacement procedure, allow me to review your case online and let you know if you’re a candidate for a Precision Outpatient, Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee Replacement, or a Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement for those with more advanced knee arthritis conditions.

My experience, of over 1,500 Robotic-Arm Assisted Mako Knee Replacement procedures in the USA and internationally, can help you make the right decision when it comes to this precision, advanced technology for treating your painful knee arthritis.

Great results come from surgeons who understand the right indications for the different knee replacement options, how to gently treat your knee tissues during your procedure, and how to properly use advanced precision tools to plan and perform your knee replacement installation, so that your implants are properly sized, aligned, and balanced allowing you to have the best outcome possible with your new knee.

Virtual Consultation Process

Step 1: Please fill out the Knee History and Medical History forms online. When you are finished entering your information, you can digitally sign and email the completed documents right from your web browser to me, for review. Please then follow onto step 2 to send your imaging for review.

Knee History Form
Medical History Form

Step 2: You may send us any current x-ray images you have of your knee. The simplest way to share them is to send them to us via email at Dr. Buechel will review these images along with your history. These images can be.jpg files, pdf’s, or images taken with your cell phone, for initial review. Hi-resolution images can be reviewed in the future.

The best x-ray views to send of your knee if possible are:

  1. AP Standing View (Front view of the knees standing)
  2. Lateral View (Side view of the knees)
  3. PA Flexion Weight Bearing View (Bent knee view from behind standing)
  4. “Skyline” or “Merchant” View (View looking under the kneecaps)

X-rays for Virtual Consultation: AP Standing View, PA Flexion View, Lateral Views ans Skyline Patella View

Step 3: Once we have received your information from step 1 and step 2, we will arrange a virtual consultation with you. This live video consultation will be arranged at your convenience so that you and Dr. Buechel can discuss your knee condition and options, and all of your questions can be answered.

Once I review your information, we will contact you to discuss your options.

Warm regards,

Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD

President, Robotic Joint Center

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