Knee Replacement Procedures
Our orthopaedic surgeons offer several options designed to relieve you of the painful symptoms associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis, and help you return to an active lifestyle.
Partial Knee Replacement
When knee arthritis affects only one section of your knee, you may be a candidate for a partial knee replacement, which resurfaces the worn part of the joint with a metal and plastic liner. Since we preserve more bone, you have better function and movement.
Total Knee Replacement
Removes damaged cartilage and resurfaces the end of the thigh bone and the top of the lower leg bone with metal where the two bones join together. During total knee replacement surgery, a plastic spacer is placed between the metal components to create a smooth gliding surface, which also alleviates pain and improves your gait.
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
This emerging approach uses shorter incisions -- typically only four to six inches long -- compared to the traditional eight to 10 inches. Early studies link this approach to shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, and a quicker return to normal activities. Minimally invasive knee replacement may be combined with computer-assisted techniques to improve results.
Computer-Assisted Knee Replacement
We helped develop GPS-like technology that's used during surgery to guide the placement of surgical instruments and increase precision placement of the artificial knee joint.
Patient-Specific Knee Replacement Surgery
Allows doctors to customize the knee replacement to your unique anatomy by making a 3-D model of the leg and hip. This is used to create an individualized procedure plan and a one-of-a-kind surgical guide for your operation.
Revision Knee Replacement
Many of the knee replacements we perform are revisions of unsuccessful surgeries done elsewhere. Our orthopaedic surgeons are committed to alleviating your pain and disability after a previous knee replacement surgery.