Knee replacement surgery is typically considered when conservative/non-surgical treatment options fail to provide acceptable relief from knee pain. The physicians who participate in the Texas Health Spine and Orthopedic Center referral line offer various treatment options for knee pain including knee replacement surgery. If your specific knee problem requires knee replacement surgery, it is important to understand different types of surgical procedures available. To help, here are various knee replacement surgeries available.

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Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement is a traditional surgical procedure used to fix a damaged knee. During the surgical procedure, the surface of the damaged bone (due to osteoarthritis or any other causes) is replaced with an implant. Surgical procedures for total knee replacement can differ depending on the patient and surgeon however typically total knee replacement surgery is a four-step procedure mostly performed to replace joint surfaces at the end of the thigh bone.

Partial Knee Replacement

Partial knee replacement surgery, as the name suggests, is when only part of the knee is replaced. Partial knee replacement can be performed using a minimally invasive surgical technique. As the surgery performed minimally invasively and involves a smaller incision, the recovery time is less than total knee replacement surgery.

Wrap Up

When a knee problem does respond to medication and conservative treatment measures, it may be time to consult a knee replacement surgeon. If you are looking for a knee replacement surgeon in Plano or nearby areas, the Texas Health Spine and Orthopedic Center referral line is here to help. We can help connect you with experienced orthopedic surgeons who can evaluate your problem and suggest treatment options. To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-608-4762.

Physicians who are members of the referral program practice independently and are not employees or agents of Texas Health Spine and Orthopedic.

 

References:

https://www.healthline.com/health/total-knee-replacement-surgery/surgical-options#3

https://www.mykneeguide.com/the-knee/the-knee-prosthesis

https://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/surgery/knee-replacement/different-types.aspx