Your knee is a complicated piece of anatomy. To stay strong and healthy, it must perform in concert with your thighbone, shinbone, kneecap, ligaments and muscles. If this collaboration is interrupted, you may experience pain, weakness and limited movement. These conditions often result from arthritis, a previous severe knee injury or a knee deformity.
If you suffer from chronic knee pain and stiffness that limits your activities, knee replacement surgery (also known as total knee arthroplasty) can help ease your pain and restore your mobility. The highly-skilled orthopedic surgeons affiliated with Texas Orthopedic Hospital, most of whom are members of the globally recognized Fondren Orthopedic Group, employ the latest surgical techniques for both arthroscopic knee surgery and total knee joint replacement. This includes using robotic-assisted surgery whenever possible. Robotic-assisted surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows for increased precision and smaller incisions, which can result in reduced pain, fewer complications and faster recovery times.
Knee Replacement Surgery
To determine if knee replacement surgery is right for you, your orthopedic surgeon will examine your knee and the severity of your arthritis. During your physical assessment, your surgeon will test your range of motion, strength and stability. Additionally, X-rays will be used to determine the degree of cartilage and bone degeneration. Based on these results, you will be advised as to whether a total knee replacement is required, or if other conservative treatments may be available, such as arthroscopic knee surgery.
During a total knee replacement, damaged cartilage and bone are removed, and metal components are introduced to recreate the surface of the joint. In addition, the surgeon also inserts a medical-grade plastic spacer to encourage a smooth, gliding surface, creating a stable reconstructed knee that is ready for immediate use.
A unique set of patients have experienced a substantial trauma or have undergone a prior surgery, which can limit the use of conventional techniques. In those instances, our physicians utilize in field navigation and customized cutting blocks to achieve the best outcomes possible.
Within six weeks following knee replacement surgery, patients are typically able to resume light activities and driving. Working with physical therapists in our Rehabilitation Department, most patients fully recover within three to six months. To aid in recovery, patients are given a series of exercises to help them get used to their new artificial knees.
Knee Replacement Specialists
Texas Orthopedic Hospital provides patients considering knee joint replacement with access to highly-experienced orthopedic surgeons. A specialty orthopedics hospital, we have a long history of being recognized for our high level of care and total joint replacement services, including knee joint replacement.
Among our accolades, we have been recognized as High Performing in Knee Replacement by U.S. News & World Report, have been listed as one of Healthgrades' America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ , and have been a Healthgrades' Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for more than 10 years.
Awards & Recognition
U.S. News & World Report
- High Performing in Hip Replacement (2019-2021)
- High Performing in Knee Replacement (2019-2021)
- Best Specialty
- America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ (2016-2021)
- Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2015-2021)
- Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement (2015-2021)
- Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement (2008-2021)
- Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement (2008-2021)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Blue Distinction Center + for Knee and Hip Replacement
The Joint Commission
- Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification (2019 - 2023)