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Our top-rated knee replacement specialists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions causing knee pain. Our providers utilize non-operative treatments for knee pain, and when those fail, surgery may be indicated.
Our experts utilize the latest surgical techniques, including robotic knee replacement. Common, surgical options include:
- Partial knee replacement
- Total knee replacement
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that involves the surgeon making a small incision in the knee to treat or diagnose a wide range of knee conditions - such as a torn meniscus or ligament - or to remove loose fragments of bone or cartilage.
Partial Knee Replacement
Partial knee replacement (also known as a "Uni") replaces only the part of the knee that is worn out. This can be either the patellofemoral joint (knee cap-femur) or, more commonly the femoral-tibial joint. These procedures are appealing due to the fact that they are generally less invasive, have an easier recovery since there is more retained normal tissue left behind, and are perceived as less mechanical.
The ideal candidate for partial knee replacement is an evolving topic. Patients should discuss with your orthopaedic surgeon if you are an appropriate candidate for this procedure. Issues of location and amount of damage present are important considerations. Outcomes of partial knee replacements can be comparable to total knee replacements ten years after surgery.
Total Knee Replacement
Total knee replacement is the gold standard for the patient who has failed non-operative treatment for arthritis of the knee. This procedure involves resecting the ends of the bones of the knee and replacing them with a combination of metal and plastic implants.