Knee replacement is a type of surgery that provides pain relief and a return to normal activities for people with severely damaged or arthritic knees.
During knee replacement surgery, your West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. surgeon removes worn-out cartilage and damaged bone from your knee and replaces it with metal and plastic components.
The skilled team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. has expertise in all of the leading knee replacement methods, including minimally invasive surgery. Depending on your needs, they may recommend one of the following approaches:
Traditional knee replacement surgery uses a large incision, about 8-10 inches long, down the center of your knee.
A minimally invasive total knee replacement uses a much smaller incision of 4-6 inches and involves less damage to healthy tissue. This leads to less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster recovery.
The professionals at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. are leaders in the field of robot-assisted joint replacement surgery. They use advanced technology, including the NAVIO™ and CORItm surgical system by Smith + Nephew, to perform partial and total knee replacements with unparalleled precision.
The expert orthopedic surgeons at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. are among a select few in the country who have experience with the Oxford® Partial Knee system. This less-invasive approach to knee replacement is ideal for younger patients who expect a rapid return to work and normal activities.
West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. is one of the only places in the United States where you can get a customized knee replacement.
Your surgeon creates a presurgical plan based on X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans they take right in the office. Then, they use computer guidance to choose the right implant size and accurately place it in your knee. This reduces the risk of early implant failure and facilitates a speedier recovery.
Recovery after a knee replacement depends on the type of procedure you get as well as your condition before the surgery. In general, you should expect to resume most normal activities within 3-6 weeks.
The team provides you with an individualized rehabilitation plan, which may include interventional pain management, home exercises, and physical therapy.
For leading care in knee replacement surgery, call West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C., or book an appointment online today.