If you have knee pain, swelling, and stiffness that’s caused by a worn or damaged knee joint — either from aging or diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis, or knee tumors — a knee replacement can offer relief. Knee replacement, or knee arthroplasty, replaces the damaged cartilage and bone in your knee joint with plastic or metal (implants or prostheses).
Our skilled orthopedic surgeons use the latest approaches in knee replacement, including minimally invasive surgery that offers less pain and scarring and a faster recovery.
You get comprehensive care and individual attention from an expert team. And we help coordinate all services you need, including a personalized rehabilitation plan. We make sure you’re well-informed about how to prepare and what to expect throughout your treatment.
Types of Knee Replacement
After a complete evaluation, we design a treatment plan that gives you the best possible results. We use the least invasive approaches that offer less pain and scarring and a faster recovery. Our surgeons use sophisticated imaging equipment to customize your procedure, resulting in precise placement of the new joint and a more natural bend in your knee.
Our orthopedic surgeons offer advanced approaches, including:
- Total knee replacement. We remove your entire knee joint and the surrounding ligaments and replace them with artificial parts. As you bend your knee, the artificial joint’s metal and plastic surfaces glide more easily, creating less wear on the joint.
- Partial knee (unicompartmental) replacement. If your knee joint damage is limited to a single area, we use this procedure to replace only the affected area with metal or plastic and leave the surrounding ligaments in place.
- Kneecap replacement. We use this method when only the underside of your kneecap (patella) and the thighbone area where the kneecap rests are damaged. We replace these areas with metal and plastic without replacing the healthy bone, cartilage, and ligaments.
- Knee replacement revision. If a previous knee implant is damaged or isn’t functioning as it should, revision surgery repairs some or all of the parts. Our orthopedic specialists have the advanced expertise to perform this complex procedure.
Advanced Knee Replacement Expertise
When you choose Tower Health for a knee replacement, you work with a team specializing in joint replacements. We use sophisticated technology and draw from the latest approaches to design a treatment that gives you the best possible results.
- Minimally invasive knee replacement. Our surgeons use advanced imaging equipment to perform surgery through a few small incisions. This offers less pain and scarring and lets you recover faster.
- MAKO robotic system. Our surgeons use the MAKO robotic technology, which allows us to pre-plan your surgery. We perform the operation by guiding the robotic arm to precisely remove bone and cartilage. The result can mean a better fit and a more comfortable experience.
- Muscle- and tissue-sparing approaches. We use the least invasive methods to relieve knee pain, which allows us to preserve surrounding muscle — such as the quadriceps — ligaments, and other soft tissue. It can offer a faster recovery and a more natural bending motion.
- Safe, effective pain management. We use the latest pain management methods to keep you comfortable after surgery, such as nerve blocks, pain medicine shots, and opioid-free pain medications. You get personal attention to ensure your comfort.
- Patient-centered care. We designed our care environment around the needs of joint replacement patients. Our dedicated units are staffed by doctors, nurses, and therapists who specialize in joint replacement care. You get personal attention to ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible.