Knee and Hip Replacement

Total and Partial Knee Replacement

Knee replacement, or arthroplasty, is a common surgical procedure to relieve debilitating knee pain, most frequently a result of arthritis or injury. Damaged cartilage and bone are removed, and a metal and plastic joint surface is put in place to restore knee alignment and function. University Orthopaedic’s joint replacement specialist will determine whether a total or partial joint replacement will provide the most relief, mobility and function. Whether the new joint will cemented into place or uncemented, allowing bone to grow to the prosthesis, also will be determined by the surgeon.

Navigational Assisted Surgery

Orthopaedic specialists use computer-assisted navigation to increase precision in hip and knee joint replacement surgery. The image-guided navigation system is basically a global positioning system for the surgeon. The implant-specific technology helps with presurgical planning as well as surgical procedures. 

Total Joint Replacement Program

You have made an important decision to undergo elective joint replacement surgery. Your decision will help you to regain quality of life and move you toward a healthier lifestyle. Our comprehensive total joint replacement program includes the involvement of people who care about you -- family and friends, surgeon, occupational and physical therapists, nurses, patient care technicians, case managers, program coordinator and many other team members. With their help, you will soon be on the road to a more active lifestyle.