If you suffer from advanced arthritis of the knee that has not responded to other treatment options, and that limits your ability to perform basic activities like walking and climbing stairs, you may benefit from a total knee replacement. In this surgical procedure, your orthopaedic surgeon removes damaged tissue and resurfaces the knee joint using artificial materials. The surgery helps resolve your pain and improves strength and stability in your knee.
At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, we specialize in the most advanced surgical techniques for total knee replacement. These techniques include:
- Computer-assisted knee surgery – We use computer technology to perform the knee replacement, which allows for a more precise alignment of the knee joint
- Minimally invasive knee surgery – In this procedure, your orthopaedic surgeon makes smaller incisions to access your knee joint than in traditional knee surgery. This allows for a less painful and faster recovery.
Total knee replacement treats advanced knee arthritis.
Total Knee Replacement – MedStar Georgetown’s Comprehensive Approach
The orthopaedic surgeons at MedStar Georgetown provide the most comprehensive care available for knee replacements. We spend time with you and your family explaining the procedure and details of your recovery process. We offer you the most cutting edge surgical options that use the latest implants and materials available. You also benefit from our sophisticated pain management program that helps limit the pain you experience from surgery. Following surgery, we provide you with the most experienced physical therapists who help get you up and around and building your strength quickly.
Total Knee Replacement Recovery
Recovery from total knee replacement surgery will take time and patience. We help speed along the process by offering you pain medication and physical therapy beginning immediately following surgery. We will work with you to develop a rehabilitation program that will support a complete recovery.