Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

Minimally invasive joint replacement offers several potential benefits over traditional techniques, including smaller incisions, less tissue trauma, shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery.

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Computer-Assisted Surgery (CAS)

CAS has made it possible to position implants more precisely and can be extremely helpful in navigating the complex hip or knee replacement.

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Total Joint Replacement (TJR)

TJR is a surgical procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with an artificial joint, allowing one to move freely and without pain.

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Quality Orthopedic Care

Aric Christal, MD and his colleagues strive to provide comprehensive orthopedic care to patients in the King, Snohomish, Island, Kitsap and Jefferson counties of Western Washington. One of few fellowship-trained joint reconstruction surgeons in the region, Dr. Christal provides cutting-edge surgical and non-operative treatment for numerous orthopedic conditions, including sports injuries, arthritis and trauma. He has completed additional training in hip and knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, computer assisted surgery, partial joint replacements and arthroscopy. One of Dr. Christal's passions is the evaluation and treatment of failed or painful hip and knee replacements.