Walk Away From Pain
Knee pain is often caused by osteoarthritis, the result of gradual, continuous wear on the joint. But it can also be caused by torn ligaments or damaged cartilage due to sports or work-related injuries. The orthopedic surgeons at BayCare Clinic provide comprehensive, innovative services to repair damaged knees and restore knee function.
We are known for innovation in knee surgery. We introduced minimally invasive knee replacement and cartilage restoration to Northeast Wisconsin.
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
Minimally invasive knee replacements come with many of the same benefits as other minimally invasive surgeries: smaller incisions, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery times. Most patients are candidates for minimally invasive knee replacement.
High Flex Knee Replacement
Many patients live with knee pain for years, fearing that a knee replacement will mean giving up the activities they love. Now high flex knee replacements are available for younger, active patients who need a greater range of motion. High flex knee replacements are designed to accommodate 155 degrees of flex, enough to garden and even kneel on the floor.
Partial Knee Replacement
Knee resurfacing is also known as a partial knee replacement. In this minimally invasive procedure, your orthopedic surgeon resurfaces (replaces) just one part of the knee joint. Bone, cartilage, and ligaments in the healthy part of the knee are preserved. With knee resurfacing, patients experience less pain and recover faster. Because knee resurfacing saves much of the original knee, patients experience improved mobility and better natural motion versus total knee replacement.
Custom Knee Implants
The field of knee surgery made a big leap when manufacturers began developing knee implants designed for people of different gender and size. Today, we've made even bigger strides with the introduction of custom knee implants. Your knee replacement implant can now be customized specifically for you. This personalized approach improves implant fit, provides a more natural feel, and provides a less invasive surgical experience.
The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, provides stability for the knee. A torn ACL may require reconstructive surgery to replace the original ligament with a graft. Surgery can help restore stability and prevent secondary damage to cartilage in the knee. ACL reconstruction surgery is an outpatient procedure performed using minimally invasive, arthroscopic techniques.
A meniscus repair fixes torn cartilage in the knee. Some tears are small and can be treated with nonsurgical methods. If surgery is required, your doctor will repair the tear with a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure. The orthopedic surgeons at BayCare Clinic are also pioneering meniscus transplants as a treatment option for the most severe tears.
Occasionally, when a person has damage to the inside of the knee joint, it can be caused by poor alignment of the leg. Knee realignment procedures can help restore normal alignment to the joint. This can prevent further damage to the cartilage, hopefully avoiding the need in the future for a total joint replacement, or at least delaying this for five to 10 years. This is often recommended when the injured patient is young enough that a knee replacement would not provide sufficient longevity over the patient's lifetime.
You can trust BayCare Clinic for personalized care, backed by the latest advancements in knee surgery. Our orthopedic surgeons are board certified, and our orthopedic program is designed to maximize positive patient results.
Please call our office or request an appointment online. No referral required.
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