Total Knee Replacement
Knee replacement or knee arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to replace portions of the knee joint in order to relieve pain and improve mobility and function. They are commonly performed in people who have advanced osteoarthritis and other diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
What doctor specializes in total knee replacements
At Coordinated Health, one of our highly trained orthopedic surgeons perform joint replacements.
Find a total knee replacement doctor near you
To locate a doctor specialized for total knee replacement, use Coordinated Health’s online facility locator, which is accessible at https://coordinatedhealth.com/locations/. It offers the nearest treatment centers for convenient and quality care.
When you should see a specialist for total knee replacement
You may want to consider a knee replacement when nonsurgical options like medication, injections, physical therapy and bracing no longer help alleviate your pain. Other signs you may need a knee replacement include aching in the joint, pain after excessive use, loss of function and mobility, joint stiffness after inactivity or rest. Anytime your knee pain is stopping you from doing things you enjoy you should see a Coordinated Health orthopedic surgeon.
Experience excellence at Coordinated Health
Coordinated Health has been the region’s leader in orthopedic care for over 30 years and is the most awarded hospital in the area for orthopedics. We offer a higher surgical success rate than our competitors, a comprehensive continuum of care that includes onsite imaging, same-day appointments, and an integrated physical therapy team. In addition, both Coordinated Health hospitals offer our patients and their visitors' deluxe accommodations that include a private room, low nurse to patient ratios, made-to-order dining, and free wi-fi.
Total Knee Replacement Causes and Conditions
- Arthritis of the knee
- Avascular necrosis
- Cartilage defects
- Ligament injuries (ACL, LCL, MCL, and PCL tears)
- Maltracking knee cap / dislocation of knee cap
- Meniscal tears
- Osteochondral defects
- Quadricep tears and patellar tendon tears
- Stress fractures
- Tendinitis (including IT band syndrome and patellar and quadricep tendonitis)
- Traumatic injuries (including fractures)
Knee Replacement Surgical Technique
A knee replacement is also known as knee arthroplasty is a surgical technique used to replace the worn out ends of arthritic bones to relieve pain and disability. The surgery is more of a resurfacing procedure. The ends of the femur and tibia are cupped with metal ends. A plastic spacer is placed between the metal ends and behind the kneecap.
Total Knee Replacement Recovery
Coordinated Health uses the most advanced pain management protocol
- Expert use of local anesthesia for faster recovery
- Lower risk of infection and fewer complications than other surgical hospitals in the region*
- Dedicated rehab experts
- Physical therapists work directly with surgeons and are with you every step of the way
- Minimally invasive surgery, reducing pain and need for narcotics
* Clinical practice guidelines based on latest best practice evidenced based medicine
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Related Conditions & Services
- Total Ankle Replacement
- Total Hip Replacement
- Total Joint Replacement
- Total Shoulder Replacement
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- Walk-In Orthopedic Injury Center
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