Knee Replacement Surgery
If you're looking into knee replacement surgery, Memorial Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center's orthopedic surgeons can provide the surgical care to get you moving again.
When to Consider Surgery
Many people start to consider surgery when they experience:
- Extreme pain while resting
- Inability to perform daily activities
- Swelling that doesn't go away
- Pain after taking pain relievers
Depending on the extent of the damage to your knee, you may be a candidate for arthroscopic surgery. This minimally invasive surgery uses small incisions and a camera to see and repair the inside of the knee. Arthroscopic surgery has a quicker recovery time, but the results may also be short term.
For severe damage to the knee from injury or osteoarthritis, you may need a total knee replacement. With this surgery, the knee or part of the knee is taken out and replaced with metal or plastic joints. Memorial orthopedic surgeons use Visionaire, Materialise, and DePuy TruMatch technologies. Although a total knee replacement has a longer recovery time, the results may last for years.
Your surgeon will discuss the treatment that will work best for you. When it comes to your recovery, the team at Memorial Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center will take great care of you.
Schedule an Appointment
New patients should call at (618) 767-7000 to schedule an appointment.