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KNEE PRESERVATION: My mission is to provide patients with damaged knees all available options to relieve pain and restore maximum function. My Sports Medicine background has taught me to approach these complex knees from a preserve and protect standpoint.....that is, to only repair what is damaged and to never replace what is still viable. That said, I always use biology (growing or grafting with living tissue) when available and only move on to prosthetic (non-biologic) implantation when all else fails. If biology is not an option, I use a minimalist approach to prosthetic implantation, using mini-implants that Resurface only the damaged areas....leaving the remainder of the knee intact. Partial Knee Replacement is explored in many cases when the patient is younger and has a large portion of the knee that is undamaged. Lastly, if Total Knee Replacement is the only option, I utilize the most advanced implant materials designed to last for decades, as well as low profile, custom components that very closely match the normal human knee contour and motion, thereby providing maximum function. "
About Dr. Yacobucci
Dr. Yacobucci is an expert in the field of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has specialty training in sports medicine and additional training and experience in surgery to restore damaged or deficient cartilage in the knee. Dr. Yacobucci also has expertise in non-biologic resurfacing of damaged areas in the knee, as well as partial and total knee replacement. He has published articles in orthopedic and sports medicine journals, presented on numerous topics, and participated in clinical research. For 10 years, Dr. Yacobucci served as the team physician and orthopedic surgeon for the Arizona Rattlers arena football team. He also treats athletes from numerous schools in the Valley.