Knee Replacement Surgery
Your knee is a complex joint with many components, making it vulnerable to a variety of injuries. Many knee injuries can be successfully treated with simple measures, such as bracing and rehabilitation exercises. Other injuries may require surgery to correct. Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, involves removing damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of the knee joint and replacing them with an artificial joint. At NAO, our surgeons use the most advanced technology and equipment to help optimize knee function and reduce pain for patients during recovery.
Arthritis and Fracture Care Center: orthopaedic surgeons Tim Bonatus, D.O., Bourck Cashmore, M.D., and Brandon Clark, D.O., specialize in minimally invasive knee and hip replacement, reconstruction and the treatment of osteoarthritis.
- Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) Surgery: Also known as a total knee replacement. TKA is the most common elective inpatient orthopaedic procedure in the U.S. today. In this surgery, all three compartments – medial (the inside of the knee), lateral (the outside) and patellofemoral (the joint between kneecap and thighbone) of the damaged knee joint is replaced with an implant.
- Partial Knee Replacement: Some patients have wear confined to primarily to one compartment of the knee (usually the inside part of the joint called the medial compartment). In a partial knee replacement, only the damaged part of the knee joint is replaced and undamaged parts are left alone.
- Patients potentially needing a TKA may benefit from a sensor-guided device called Verasense, which helps our surgeons properly align and balance the replacement for an optimal outcome.
- Read in-depth about knee replacement surgery HERE.
If you suffer from knee pain, call us at 928-774-7757 today to discuss a customized solution that fits your unique medical needs and goals. Or, request an appointment online HERE.