Advanced Orthopedic Surgical Specialists. P.C.

Knee

The knee joint, which appears like a simple hinge-joint, is one of the most
complex joints in the body.

We tend to ignore our knees until something happens to them that causes pain.
If we take good care of our knees now, before there is a problem, we can really help ourselves. In addition, if some problems with the knees develop, an exercise program can be extremely beneficial. To understand the functions, conditions, surgeries and procedures of the knee better, we have included an interactive animated presentation.

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:: Knee Arthroscopy
:: Total Knee Replacement (TKR)
:: Unicondylar Knee Replacement (UKR)
:: Revision Knee Replacement (RKR)


Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint.

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint. Arthroscopy is a term that comes from two Greek words "arthro", meaning "joint" and "skopein", meaning to "examine".

The benefits of arthroscopy involve smaller incisions, faster healing, a more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day.

Find out more about Knee Arthroscopy from the following links.

Knee Arthroscopy Knee Arthroscopy Knee Arthroscopy
Interactive Movie Text Version Patient Info handout






Total Knee Replacement (TKR).

A total knee replacement (TKR) or total knee arthroplasty is a surgery that resurfaces an arthritic knee joint with an artificial metal or plastic replacement parts called the ‘prostheses’

Find out more about Total Knee Replacement with the following links.

Total Knee Replacement Knee Replacement
Interactive Movie Text Version Patient Info handout






Uni condylar Knee Replacement.

Unicondylar Knee Replacement simply means that only a part of the knee joint is replaced through a smaller incision than would normally be used for a total knee replacement. The knee joint is made up of 3 compartments, the patellofemoral and medial and lateral compartments between the femur and tibia (i.e. the long bones of the leg). Often only one of these compartments wears out, usually the medial one. If you have symptoms and X-ray findings suggestive of this, you may be suitable for this procedure.

Find out more about Unicondylar Knee Replacement with the following links.

Uni condylar Knee Replacement
Interactive Movie Text Version Patient Info handout






Revision Knee Replacement.

Revision Knee Replacement means that part or all of your previous knee replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to massive operations replacing significant amounts of bone and hence is difficult to describe in full.

Find out more about Revision Knee Replacement with the following links.

Revision Knee Replacement
Interactive Movie Text Version Patient Info handout

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