If your knee pain and stiffness are preventing you from enjoying your favorite activities and you are considering knee replacement, look no further than the office of Dr. Vipul Dua, the leading Hartford orthopedic office. Our staff is trained and skilled in their respective fields and will ensure that your visit exceeds your expectations. It is our goal to make your visit with us as pain and anxiety free as possible. We view it as our mission to educate our patients about all of their health care options and to help guide them to choose a treatment plan that is most suitable and appropriate for their needs. If you're looking to discuss knee replacement with a leading team of orthopedists, you have come to the right place.
Two of the most common replacement (arthroplasty) surgeries we perform are for the knees and hips. Knee replacement at our Hartford orthopedic office refers to a surgical procedure during which the damaged components of the knee joint are removed and then replaced with artificial components. If knee surgery is your best option, our doctor performs minimally invasive knee replacement whenever possible for our patients. This approach involves very little disruption of the tissues and ligaments within and around the knee by replacing only the worn, weight-bearing surfaces on the inner side of the knee. Called a partial knee replacement, this surgery enjoys great patient acceptance because it is relatively smaller and more comfortable than traditional knee replacement. When the condition is serious enough to involve the whole knee, a traditional knee replacement is the best answer. Beside technical expertise in performing knee replacement surgery, we bring the benefits of our experience with pain control and rehabilitation for many knee conditions.
In a total knee replacement, all of the joint surfaces in the knee are replaced with artificial materials. During a total knee replacement, damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the joint ends of the thigh and shin bones, and as needed from the back of the kneecap. The removed cartilage and bones are then replaced with implants to recreate the joint surfaces. A plastic spacer is then placed between the new metal ends of the thigh bone and shin bone to create a smooth gliding joint surface. A high percentage of individuals who have knee replacement surgery experience a significant relief of symptoms along with an improvement in mobility. Physical therapy begins a short time after the procedure with total rehabilitation taking up to several months. Don't put it off any longer - call our Hartford orthopedic office today for an appointment to discuss the best options for your knee condition.
By Vipal Dua, MD
May 5, 2019