If medications and lifestyle modifications have not been successful in relieving your knee pain, you may be a candidate for a knee replacement (knee arthroplasty). At HCA Midwest Health our team of highly-trained lower extremity reconstructive orthopedic surgeons will partner with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to get you back on your feet.
- Primary partial knee replacement
- Primary total knee replacement
- Revision surgeries
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
Our specialized orthopedic surgeons use a variety of knee replacement techniques including the latest robotic-assisted technology which can help to improve the accuracy of the implant’s position and may lead to improved function, feel and longevity.
We also offer some of the latest implant technology such as 3D printed knee implants that are designed just for you and your unique anatomy.
Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri offers robotic-assisted partial knee replacement to patients. When using the NAVIO™ Surgical System, your knee surgeon uses a hand-held robotic surgical instrument to precisely position the implant based on your anatomy.
Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas offers total knee and partial knee replacements using the Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System. This state-of-the-art technology allows the surgeon to individualize a patient’s surgical plan based on their unique anatomy. The surgeon then guides the robotic arm within a designated area. The technology does not allow the surgeon to go outside the defined surgical space, reducing the possibility for error. The robotic arm helps the orthopedic surgeon perform the procedure with a high level of accuracy. A study also shows that Mako may help to protect the ligaments around the knee during a total knee replacement.
Both robotics technologies, as well as other non-robotic navigational technologies used at some of our hospitals, allow knee replacements to be performed without the use of more invasive alignment guides.
Meet Our Orthopedic Surgeons
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Am I a Candidate for Knee Replacement Surgery?
If you suffer from degenerative joint disease and haven’t found relief with non-operative treatments such as activity modification, weight loss, use of a cane, analgesics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, you may want to talk to an orthopedic surgeon about joint replacement surgery.
Over 95 percent of total knee replacements in the U.S. are performed due to osteoarthritis, but the procedure may also be a treatment for inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid or psoriatic), congenital deformities or other conditions.
Total Knee Replacement
A total knee replacement is one of the most common orthopedic procedures. It may be an option if your knee has significant degenerative changes. During a total knee replacement all three compartments of the knee are replaced. This is done by removing the diseased portion of the tibia, femur and patella. Then metal parts are cemented to the bone with a plastic liner between the metal surfaces. This recreates the normal anatomy of the knee.
Surgery time: 60-90 minutes
Hospital stay: 1-3 days
Expected outcome: Can result in significant pain relief, improved function and a better quality of life.
Recovery: While the exact recovery time varies from person to person, you can expect to walk with an assistive device for about two weeks following surgery. Over the next two months you will work with a physical therapist and get back to your normal routine. Many people are approximately 85 percent recovered in two months. You will continue to build strength, endurance and confidence in your new joint over the two years following your surgery.
Total knee replacement is expected to grow by over 600 percent by 2030.
Partial Knee Replacement
A partial knee replacement is when only a portion of the knee is replaced. This may be an option if you have early to mid-stage degenerate joint disease that has not progressed to all three compartments.
Surgery time: 60-90 minutes
Hospital stay: Outpatient or possibly an overnight stay
Expected outcome: Can result in pain relief and improved function
Recovery: May be quicker than with a total knee