Knee Replacement and Surgery

No matter the cause of your knee pain, our orthopedic knee surgeons are here for you to help keep you moving. The most common condition leading to knee surgery is arthritis, and knee replacement is often the preferred treatment.

Understanding knee replacement

Knee replacement, also called total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure during which your surgeon cuts away damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap and replaces it with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers. Most knee replacement joints attempt to replicate your knee's natural ability to roll and glide as it bends. If both knees are affected, they may be replaced on the same day or in a staged approach. Learn about our joint replacement program.

In addition to knee replacement, our surgeons specialize in joint preservation, partial joint replacement and knee revision surgery. In revision knee surgery, the surgeon removes the original prosthesis, cement, surrounding tissue and dead bone before inserting a new prosthesis. Thanks to our patented techniques for hip and knee revision surgery, most patients experience better outcomes and fewer complications.

Take the first step

Schedule an appointment with a CHI Franciscan specialist. Find an orthopedic surgeon near you or attend a free health talk to meet a doctor on our team and have your questions answered.