Our physicians are highly experienced with the full range of knee problems associated with sports, aging, trauma, and arthritis. Their goal is to reduce joint pain and restore joint function to improve a patient’s mobility and quality of life. Our skilled physicians routinely perform partial and total knee replacements and revisions of knee replacements. Frequently treated conditions include:
Failure of previous joint surgery
Simple & complex revision of total joint replacement
Knee meniscal tears
PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
In unicompartmental knee replacement (also called “partial” knee replacement) only a portion of the knee is resurfaced with metal and plastic components. This procedure is an alternative to total knee replacement for patients whose disease is limited to just one area of the knee.
There is a range of treatments for knee osteoarthritis and your doctor will discuss with you the options that will best relieve your individual osteoarthritis symptoms.
TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
In total knee replacement surgery, the entire knee is resurfaced with metal and plastic components due to severe arthritis or injury.
Total knee replacement is ideal for individuals who have exhausted all non-surgical measures are having a hard time performing simple activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. Some people may even experience pain while lying or sitting down.
Total knee replacement is a highly successful procedure. Over time, however, a knee replacement may fail for a variety of reasons. If you experience pain, swelling, stiffness, or instability, your physician may recommend that you have a second surgery or a “revision total knee replacement.” In this procedure, the physician removes some or all of the parts of the original prosthesis and replaces them with new ones.