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Knee Replacement Surgery

conditions Knee ReplacementWe are experts at Knee Replacement

The field of knee replacement surgery is advancing very rapidly, and OrthoConnecticut's team of specialized knee surgeons offer state of the art knee replacement techniques to our patients.

In addition to providing surgical excellence, working with our team allows you to have your surgery locally, and your necessary follow-up physical therapy in our local Danbury offices. This provides patience with the convenience of shorter travel time and flexibility of scheduling.

Our team of knee replacement specialists include:

Should I be nervous about having knee replacement surgery?

Knee replacement surgery (also called knee arthroplasty) can really be considered knee-resurfacing surgery, since, unlike total hip replacement, the entire joint is not being removed. Instead, metal and plastic is used to replace the damaged ends of the bones that make up the knee joint. This rids the bone against bone arthritis that is so often causes persistent knee pain and increase mobility, allowing you to return to your normal, everyday activities. Combined with the most modern surgical and anesthetic techniques, knee replacement recovery time has greatly improved in the past few years.

Computer-Assisted Robotic Surgery

When full knee replacement is necessary, Danbury Orthopedics offers a patient-specific option. This involves using an MRI of the knee which is then used to create a 3-D image. This then allows the computer to generate a three-dimensional printer model of a cutting jig that is then used in the surgery to facilitate placing those components exactly where they need to go.

Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

When appropriate, a partial knee replacement surgery can offer patients less surgical trauma and a faster recovery after surgery. Unlike total knee replacement surgery, this less invasive procedure replaces only the damaged or arthritic parts of the knee, using metal and plastic implants designed to potentially last longer and wear down less easily than traditional implants.

Knee Replacement Implant Materials

During knee replacement surgery, the surgeon will resurface your damaged knee with artificial components, called implants. These implants are made of metal alloys, ceramic material, or strong plastic parts. Up to three bone surfaces may be replaced in a total knee replacement: Components are designed so that metal always borders with plastic, which provides for smoother movement and results in less wear of the implant. Current implant designs recognize the complexity of the joint and more closely mimic the motion of a normal knee. For example, ligaments keep the joint stable in a healthy knee. Some implant designs preserve the patient's own ligaments, while others substitute for them.