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Knee Replacement Surgery

Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of bones in a damaged joint and create new joint surfaces. In knee replacement surgery, the ends of the damaged thigh and lower leg (shin) bones and usually the kneecap are capped with artificial surfaces lined with metal and plastic. Usually, doctors replace the entire surface at the ends of the thigh and lower leg bones, and secure knee joint components to the bones with cement.

Doctors recommend joint replacement surgery when knee pain and loss of function become severe and when medicines and other treatments no longer relieve pain. Your doctor will use X-rays to look at the bones and cartilage in your knee to see whether they are damaged and to make sure that the pain isn't coming from somewhere else.

Preparing for Knee Replacement Surgery

Your new knee will give you freedom to move in ways you haven’t for a long time. Getting the new knee to work well for you will involve more than just surgery. Our experience shows that two other factors will make a big difference. First, choose a friend or family member to provide encouragement and support as your coach throughout the process. Second, you and your coach should learn what to expect by attending our Freedom to Move pre-surgery joint class. It’s best to attend about four weeks before your surgery.

Your Joint Replacement Surgery Team

Learn more about the surgeons, nurses, and therapists committed to ensuring the best possible outcome for your surgery.

Your Knee Replacement Surgery Team

It takes a village to make sure you’re well cared for throughout the entire knee replacement process. Learn more about the team that’s committed to providing you a safe, successful, and positive experience.

Recovery After Joint Replacement Surgery

Learn what to expect after hip or knee replacement surgery, as well as ways to support a safe recovery.

Recovery from Knee Replacement Surgery

Your knee replacement journey will continue after you’re discharged from the hospital. Learn more about how we’ll help prepare you and your coach for the most successful recovery possible.

Specialties

Injury repair, arthroscopic surgery of all major joints, bone and muscle tumor surgery, microsurgery, and joint replacement.