Jeremy McCandless, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Active Life Orthopedics

Jeremy McCandless, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in San Diego, CA

Robotic Joint Replacement Specialist

As a top orthopedic surgeon with locations in El Cajon, CA and Coronado, CA, Dr, McCandless is skilled in robotic joint replacement techniques designed to provide precise and accurate treatments for the best outcomes possible for patients in the greater San Diego, CA area.

Robotic Joint Replacement Q & A

by Jeremy McCandless, MD

Joint Replacement San DiegoWhat is a robotic joint replacement?

Robotic joint replacement represents an advance in joint replacement surgery, using robotic devices to perform some of the more precise and demanding aspects of joint replacement surgery for consistent, reliable results that eliminate some of the variability involved in complex joint replacement surgeries. In robotic joint replacement surgery, the robotic device is used by the surgeon as a type of surgical implement much like a clamp or a scalpel; the device does not perform the surgery on its own.

What are the advantages of robotic joint replacement?

The primary advantage of robot-assisted joint surgery is that it may help improve placement and alignment of the synthetic joint components, resulting in better outcomes for more patients. In order for synthetic joints to operate effectively and without problems, they must be placed to within just a few degrees of the joint's axis – the point that determines proper joint movement. Any greater error can result in poorer outcomes. Today's surgical robots help ensure the joint components are properly positioned and ideally aligned for optimal outcomes.

What is involved in robotic joint replacement?

The approach to joint replacement using robotic devices is the same as for traditional joint replacement surgeries. Robotic devices are frequently used in partial joint replacements using smaller incisions, and they can also be used in other types of joint surgeries, such as arthroplasty to resurface a joint.

Will Dr. McCandless use a robot to perform my surgery?

Not everyone is a good candidate for robotic joint replacement. Dr. McCandless will be able to determine during your evaluation if it might be a good choice for you. You'll also have plenty of time to ask questions during your evaluation so you understand the role the robotic device may play during your procedure and its potential effects on your outcome and recovery.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most PPO providers, and HMO through Sharp Community Medical Group.  To the right is a short list of the providers we accept.  Please contact our office if your provider is not listed, or if you have any questions.

Aetna
Beech Street
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Chinese Community Health Plan
Cigna
Corvel
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Great West Life
Health Net
HealthSmart
Humana
Medi-Cal
Multiplan PHCS
Tricare
USA Managed Care
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • "I found Dr.McCandless very through and knowledgeable on my diagnosis for a knee replacement. He’s very skilled and technical with his surgery."

    Verified Patient
  • "I had a very positive and upbeat experience, even though this surgery is a difficult one. I would easily recommend Dr. McCandless for knee replacement surgery."

    Verified Patient
  • "Partial knee replacement has given me my life back. Totally great experience."

    Verified Patient
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Active Life Orthopedics
4060 4th Ave, #700
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-324-8195
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