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KNEE

Knee Replacement Surgery

Total knee replacement surgery is an option for patients when other treatment methods, including medications, changing activity level and using walking supports have failed. It is recommended if the knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it is painful and normal mobility is impaired. Knee replacement surgery resurfaces the knee's damaged and worn surfaces to relieve pain, correct leg deformity and help patients resume their normal activities.

 

Our orthopaedic specialists explore all treatment options and may suggest knee replacement surgery if previous efforts to relieve pain and disability are unsuccessful. Our specially-trained physicians implement the latest technology and techniques available, including minimally invasive approaches like quad-sparing knee replacement and unicompartmental partial knee replacement procedures, along with stronger, more durable components to speed recovery, decrease hospital stay and increase implant longevity.

Arthroscopy

At Ohio Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, a number of orthopaedic and sports medicine disorders are treated with arthroscopic surgery. This is a minimally invasive surgical method that utilizes a camera to look inside a joint and specialized instruments to carry out any necessary surgery in that joint. The television camera attached to the arthroscope displays the image of the joint on a television screen, allowing the surgeon to determine the amount or type of injury, and then repair or correct the problem, if it is necessary. Although the inside of nearly all joints can be viewed with an arthroscope, six joints are most frequently examined with this instrument. These include the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip and wrist.

 

The physicians at Ohio Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine are specially trained in advanced arthroscopic procedures. Some of the arthroscopic procedures performed by our physicians are rotator cuff tendon tears, repair or resection of torn cartilage (meniscus) from the knee or shoulder, reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee, removal of inflamed lining (synovium) in the joints, release of carpal tunnel, repair of torn ligaments, and removal of loose bone or cartilage in the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle or wrist. Usually, patients undergoing arthroscopic procedures can resume daily activities within a few days, depending on the severity of their orthopaedic condition.

Common Surgical Procedures:

• Knee Arthroscopy

   • Torn Menisci and Chondromalacia

   • Loose bodies

   • Lateral Release

   • Osteochondrol fractures

   • ACL reconstruction

• Fracture repair

• Arthritic Knees

   • Partial knee replacements

   • Total Knee Replacements

• Revision Total Knees