Total Knee Replacements
There are three bones that come together to form your knee joint: the Femur (thigh bone), Tibia (shin bone) and Patella (kneecap). Attached to these bones are three primary muscles groups that assist in knee flexion, allowing you to walk, run, and step up and down stairs. These muscles are your quadricep, hamstring, and calf muscles. Lastly, your tendons and ligaments surrounding these structures help to keep the femur, tibia and patella secured within the joint.
Our physicians typically recommend conservative treatment options such as physical therapy, steroid injections, and weight loss prior to discussing surgical options. However, if all conservative options have been exhausted, your physician will discuss surgical treatment options such as a partial or total knee replacement. Once you and your physician have decided to move forward with surgery, your physician may elect to use traditional Knee Replacement techniques or Mako Robotic Assistance navigation software to customize your knee replacement implants specific to your individual anatomy. This customization process allows for a seamless implant fitting once in the operating room.
Total Hip Replacements
There are many conditions that can arise within the hip joint. Most commonly, patients complain of symptoms associated with bursitis, tendinitis, muscle strains, labral tears, and arthritis. Dependent on the severity of your symptoms, conservative treatment options may be recommended, with surgery as the last option. Our Joint Replacement surgeons specialize in both traditional Hip Replacement techniques as well as Robotic Assisted Hip Replacements.