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Total Knee Replacement

Restoring Your Mobility & Eliminating Pain

Hoag Orthopedic Institute offers the expertise and experience of sub-specialty trained orthopedic surgeons covering knee replacement and reconstruction, arthroscopic knee surgery, and other similar procedures. Total knee replacement surgery (total knee arthroplasty) (TKA) is an option for individuals with pain resulting from degenerative joint disease, an accident, or a knee deformity. During surgery, damaged or arthritic surfaces of the distal femur and proximal tibia and the rest of the knee joint are replaced with metal and plastic materials to restore the integrity of the joint.

If you and your doctor decide upon total knee replacement, your surgery will take place in one of Hoag’s impressive, state-of-the-art operating rooms. You will be admitted to Hoag as an inpatient, with a length of stay that can vary between two and four days. The length of the surgical procedure can vary as well, most often taking between one and two hours. Various techniques and implants exist, which is why your surgeon will need to determine the type of implant and surgical technique that is best for your medical condition. All of our surgeons have been trained on the newest surgical techniques, including navigation and patient specific instrumentation.

What results can I expect after my procedure?

Well over 90% of total knee replacement patients can expect good to excellent clinical results. This encompasses minimal to no pain, the ability to walk more than one mile, increased range of motion, and overall patient satisfaction with the procedure. Most patients can return to low-impact sports such as golf, doubles tennis, bowling, walking, as well as use of exercise machines.

If your doctor has recommended total knee replacement surgery, you and your family will most likely have concerns about what will happen before, during, and after surgery. We are focused on making you comfortable by educating you each step of the way and providing personalized attention from our experts. It’s part of Hoag’s commitment to a greater standard of service.

Post-operative rehabilitation will be very important to your recovery. While you are an inpatient, you will begin very mild physical therapy. At Hoag, your orthopedic physical therapist will work closely with you, your physician, and your family in order to help you regain full, optimal use of your knee. To derive maximum benefit from your surgery, you will be asked to adhere to a personalized rehabilitation plan once you have been discharged from Hoag.

Get more information on our total knee replacement surgery by calling us today. You can also get started by finding a physician that is right for your needs.