Knee replacement surgery is one of the most successful joint surgeries in the United States, improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. In West Chester and Cincinnati, Ohio, M. Scott True, MD, and the team at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine perform total and partial knee replacement procedures. To schedule a consultation, call the office nearest you or book online today.
A knee replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the damaged portions of your knee joint with artificial devices. With a knee replacement, the team at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine aims to restore your knee's normal structure and function to alleviate pain and improve joint mobility.
The orthopedic surgeons at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine use many tools and techniques when performing knee replacement surgery, so you get the best possible outcomes. This includes offering total and partial knee replacements, as well as advanced robotic surgery technology.
When you visit Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine for a knee replacement consultation, the team conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you’re a candidate for the surgical procedure.
The team performs knee replacement surgery for patients suffering from knee pain and disability due to arthritis or knee damage. However, they only perform surgery after you try and fail to get relief from your symptoms with conservative care, such as medication and physical therapy.
During a total knee replacement, Dr. True and the team at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine replace all the components of your knee joint. They perform this procedure using general or spinal anesthesia.
Your surgeon makes an incision at your knee and removes the damaged portion of your femur and tibia, and replaces the bone with prosthetic implants. To ensure proper knee mobility with the prosthetic joint devices, the team also places a plastic component on the rear surface of your kneecap.
During a partial knee replacement, Dr. True and the team only remove and replace the damaged portion of your meniscus. This means they only fix the femur or the tibia, not both.
The team only performs the partial knee replacement if your arthritis and knee damage is confined to one area of your knee. With partial knee replacement, you can expect less postoperative pain and a faster recovery than with traditional total knee replacement.
Though recovery time is faster following a partial knee replacement, you can expect some downtime and activity modification following either procedure.
The team at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine also refers you to physical therapy to support your recovery efforts.
To schedule your knee replacement consultation with the surgical experts at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, call the office or book online today.