Surgical Knee Treatments

Surgical Knee Treatments

Experience the expertise of our orthopaedic surgeons, who are specially trained in surgically treating knee diseases and injuries. Allow our team to assist you in finding relief and returning to your passions.

Total Knee Replacement

If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, simple activities like walking or climbing stairs can become challenging. You may even experience pain while sitting or lying down. When nonsurgical interventions prove ineffective, total knee replacement surgery may be considered. This procedure is safe and effective, aiming to relieve pain, correct leg deformities, and restore normal activities.

During knee replacement surgery, the damaged cartilage surfaces of the femur and tibia are removed, along with a small amount of underlying bone. Metal implants are then positioned to recreate the joint surface, and the undersurface of the patella may be resurfaced with a plastic button. A medical-grade plastic spacer is inserted between the metal components to facilitate smooth movement.

The decision to undergo total knee replacement surgery should involve you, your family, your primary care doctor, and your orthopaedic surgeon. Factors such as severe knee pain, limited mobility, chronic inflammation, knee deformity, and failed alternative treatments may indicate the need for surgery.

It’s essential to understand the limitations of knee replacement surgery. While it can significantly reduce pain and improve daily activities, it won’t enable you to do more than before the onset of arthritis. Additionally, the implant may wear over time, particularly with excessive activity or weight, leading to loosening and discomfort. Therefore, high-impact activities like running or jumping are generally discouraged post-surgery. Instead, low-impact activities such as walking, swimming, and golfing are recommended for long-term joint health. With proper care and activity modification, knee replacements can provide lasting relief for many years.

Robotic Total Knee Replacement

We’re revolutionizing surgical outcomes by harnessing cutting-edge technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI), including our innovative VELYS™ Robot-Assisted Solution for knee replacements. This robot provides real-time feedback to surgeons performing knee replacements and meticulously ensures the knee’s balance both internally and externally, setting a new standard for precision in the operating room. Learn more about VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution

Knee Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used by orthopedic surgeons to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. The term “arthroscopy” originates from the Greek words “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look), literally meaning “to look within the joint.”

During an arthroscopic examination, an orthopedic surgeon makes a small incision in the patient’s skin and inserts pencil-sized instruments containing a small lens and lighting system to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. Light is transmitted through fiber optics to the end of the arthroscope, which is then inserted into the joint. By attaching the arthroscope to a miniature television camera, the surgeon can view the interior of the joint through this small incision. The television camera displays the joint’s image on a screen, enabling the surgeon to examine the knee thoroughly. This allows visualization of the cartilage, ligaments, and the undersurface of the kneecap. Based on the observed injury’s extent or type, the surgeon can proceed with necessary repairs or corrections.