Knee Replacement and Repair
The knees have the job of synchronizing the hips and ankles, and give individuals the ability to walk and stand on joints that flex, extend and rotate. When arthritis or injury strikes the knees, the resulting pain and loss of mobility can be severe.
Surgeons at the Orthpaedic & Spine Institute have in-depth expertise in performing minimal-incision total knee and minimal-incision partial knee replacements. Until recently, most reconstructive knee procedures were total knee replacements, using conventional, longer incisions to replace the entire joint with artificial implants.
Now, our orthopaedic surgeons use innovative reconstructive techniques for mini-total knee and mini-partial knee replacements. Through arthroscopic surgery, orthopaedic specialists can diagnose and repair certain conditions in addition to performing knee joint replacements.
Surgeons also specialize in the arthroscopic reconstruction or treatment of:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) reconstruction—repair or reconstruction of the ligament due to injury.
- Torn meniscus—removal or repair of the cartilage that cushions the space between the bones in the knee
- Patella (kneecap) misalignment—procedure to realign the kneecap within the joint.
- Baker’s cyst—removal/drainage of a fluid-filled cyst that develops behind the knee, due to inflammation or arthritis
- Bone fractures within the knee
Call 215-481-BONE to find an Orthopaedic and Spine Institute surgeon today.