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Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Revision, and Osteotomy

Evarts Joint Center at Highland Hospital

Accurate information is extremely important in making decisions about knee surgery. The orthopaedic surgeons at the Evarts Joint Center will provide you with a comprehensive evaluation, and will help you choose the treatment plan that is right for you. We have the widest range of treatment options in Upstate New York. If you already have a plan in place, we're happy to give you another opinion.

Knee Surgery

Total Knee Replacement may provide the greatest hope for ending your pain from arthritis or injury and restoring mobility. The procedure involves removing the damaged bone and cartilage from your knee joint and replacing it with prosthetic parts. We use a wide range of prosthetic devices to better fit knee implants to men and women of all sizes, and we use the most advanced knee implants based on proven designs with more durable materials and highly polished surfaces.

Partial Knee Replacement may be appropriate for patients who are too young for a total knee replacement or have arthritis confined to one area of the joint.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure during which a surgeon inserts narrow tubes through small incisions in the skin — each about one inch long. Surgical instruments and a camera lens are threaded through the tubes. A camera transmits a view of your joint to a video monitor, and the surgeon watches a monitor while performing the procedure. This type of procedure can be used to remove loose fragments, bone spurs, and/or repair damaged ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and inflamed joint linings that are causing pain. Patients who have arthroscopic surgery can typically resume normal activities within weeks.

Revision Knee Surgery is the replacement of an artificial joint because of loosening, fracture, bone loss, or wear of an implant.

Knee Osteotomy is a procedure that cuts and realigns the bones around the knee to correct problems with alignment. It is usually performed in younger patients who engage in strenuous physical activity.

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