EmergeOrtho: The Top Choice for Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee replacement, as the name implies, is the surgical process of replacing the damaged surface of the knee joint with metal and plastic implants.
Although this sounds like an intimidating procedure to undergo, it is actually one of the safest and most common modern surgeries. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the U.S. Over 90% of these total knee replacements have successful functionality 15 to 20 years after the procedures took place.
Plus, with the ever-growing advancements being made in the joint replacement surgical field, knee replacement candidates have more procedural options now than ever before.
EmergeOrtho’s Joint Replacement Specialists are the statewide leaders in knee replacement surgery. Our modern approach to knee replacement surgery (which often utilizes innovative techniques like robotically assisted or computer-assisted navigation) can provide patients with a multitude of benefits, including a faster recovery time and smaller incision site. This allows our patients to return to their regular lifestyle and Emerge Stronger. Healthier. Better.
Health Considerations for Potential Knee Replacement Surgery Candidates
Our goal is to have you as healthy as possible prior to surgery. Several medical conditions are associated with an increased risk of complications in patients who are considering total joint replacement surgery. Fortunately, with proper treatment, many of these conditions are controllable, allowing the replacement to proceed safely. Our team assesses the risk by measuring several factors and can recommend appropriate steps to correct many issues. Areas that we screen for include:
- Low Blood Counts
- Other Illnesses
- Skin Coverage over the Knee
An in-depth consultation with one of our doctors will be able to determine your candidacy and if any necessary pre-operative steps need to be taken.
Total Knee Replacement Surgical Options and Advancements
With today’s computer and robotic technology, knee replacement surgery has many modern advantages. Surgeons can see the mechanical axis of the leg, which is unique to each individual, allowing them to map the anatomy and customize the surgery.
EmergeOrtho offers several surgical options for knee replacements, including:
- Total Knee Replacements (minimally-invasive, robotic, or computer-assisted)
- Partial (Unicompartmental) Joint Replacement (robotically assisted)
- Joint Resurfacing Procedures
- Utilization of the OXFORD and Mako Implants (availability dependent on location)
- Outpatient Knee Replacement
- Staged and Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Replacements
No matter which procedure you undergo, be sure to follow your doctor’s recovery instructions carefully and accurately.
If knee replacement surgery is in your future, know you are in great hands with EmergeOrtho. To request an appointment at one of our locations, click here.