Arthritis and Joint Replacement

Knee Replacement

Arthritis pain in your knee can limit your ability to enjoy your favorite activities, whether you play a sport, spend time in your garden, work out regularly, or take occasional long walks in the country. Daily, constant pain can even reduce your participation in social events and your time with family and friends.

UR Medicine's Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation can help. At the Evarts Joint Center at Highland Hospital, our team of knee replacement surgeons use the most advanced diagnostic tools to determine if surgery will put an end to your pain, and how extensive a procedure you need to reach this goal.

  • Total knee replacement is the right option for people with severe osteoarthritis in the knee joint. The surgeon removes the damaged bone and cartilage and replaces it with prosthetic parts.
  • Partial knee replacement may be appropriate for young patients, or for people with limited damage from arthritis.
  • Arthroscopic surgery may be possible for people with localized damage that can be remedied by reshaping the bones in the joint. Many non-arthritic conditions can be treated with this minimally invasive surgery as well.
  • Revision knee surgery replaces an artificial joint already in the knee. This is used when a patient's original prosthetic wears out or gets loose, or when there is new damage in the knee.
  • Knee Osteotomy corrects alignment problems in the knee. This procedure is usually used with young athletes.

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