Total knee replacement surgery is a common procedure performed on more than 600,000 people worldwide each year and it is considered when all other conservative measures have failed to provide successful change. Total knee replacement may be performed for the following reasons:
- To relieve pain
- To improve joint stability
- To improve alignment and correct bone deformity
- To maximize quality of life
- To optimize activities of daily living
With recent advancements in surgical technique and implant design, patients have experienced dramatic improvement in knee pain, function, and quality of life. Furthermore, most patients can now expect their implants to last up to a decade or more, allowing for years of active, healthier, pain-free living.
Surgeons in the Arthritis and Fracture Care center and Sports Medicine Center specialize in repair and replacement of the knee. Our joint replacement surgeons are board-certified, clinical experts in the field of orthopaedics, performing at the apex of quality and skill. Patients experience a caring, compassionate and proficient medical team, assuring patients experience the full-spectrum of pre- and post-surgical care. Our patients appreciate finishing their surgical experience knowing they came to the right place, appreciate for being listened to, and understand our aim to truly help them, is embedded in our culture.
During a replacement surgery, the arthritic or dysfunctional joint surface is smoothed out and repaired, and the joint is replaced with an orthopaedic implant, sometimes referred to as a prosthesis. Common procedures include total knee replacement and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee, a tissue-sparing alternative to traditional knee surgery with potential for less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility because the muscle tissues are spared during the surgery. Our surgeons use custom joints, computerized navigation, and computer-guided ligament balancing to insure optimal outcomes from joint surgeries.
Our surgeons are versatile in the most advanced surgical knee technique using state-of-the-art hardware to achieve the best outcomes. To learn more about the types of knee surgeries, types of implants and other hardware in knee replacements, click here.
If surgery is decided on between you and your surgeon, you will sit down with one of our friendly Surgery Schedulers to pick just the right time for your surgery to be scheduled. We will also guide you through each step. All the details such as pre-surgical education and insurance authorizations, clearances, recovery time and other details, will be explained to you. You are in good hands and in the right place.
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