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Total knee replacement (also known as total knee arthroplasty) is an effective treatment for chronic and debilitating knee arthritis.
At University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), our knee specialists will help you determine if you should continue non-surgical treatment or if it's time to proceed with a knee replacement.
A knee is a hinge joint. In a total knee replacement, metal is used to cap the ends of the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia). An advanced plastic insert is then placed between the metal parts to replace the arthritic joint. This way, the damaged surfaces are replaced while leaving the majority of the bone around the knee intact.
Rapid Recovery Knee Replacement
Knee replacements at University of Maryland are performed with muscle-sparing, tissue-sparing approaches together with multiple options for your pain control regimen. This allows our patients to walk the same day of surgery. Medically suitable patients are eligible to go home later the same day.
University of Maryland's Knee Replacement Team
Our knee surgeons are an excellent choice for patients who need a knee replacement. As the referral surgeons for the entire state of Maryland when patients have especially challenging conditions of the knee, we have the expertise to provide you with the best outcome.
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment with one of our knee surgeons or to learn more about our services, locations and treatment options, please call 410-448-6400.