Total Knee Replacement at OrthoKansas
Total knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which diseased or damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint, which is designed to move like a healthy human joint. Knee replacement is one of the safest and most successful types of major surgery. It is complication-free and results in significant pain relief and restoration of mobility in about 90% of cases.
Am I a candidate for a knee replacement?
Potential candidates for knee replacement surgery generally have:
- Pain severe enough to restrict work, play and routine daily activities
- Pain that isn’t relieved by conservative treatment including reduced activity, medication or physical therapy
- Significant joint stiffness and loss of mobility
- X-rays that show advanced arthritis or other degenerative problems
What are the risks of surgery?
The complication rate following knee replacement surgery is very low. Serious complications occur in less than 2% of patients. As with any major medical procedure, patients are at risk of complications including:
- Blood clots
- Lung congestion
How long will my recovery be?
To learn what to expect with your knee replacement surgery, watch our Total Knee Replacement Education video and download our Total Knee Replacement Education Manual (pdf).
Meet your team
OrthoKansas – a regional destination for progressive, multidisciplinary orthopedic care – is your partner for comprehensive, state-of-the-art musculoskeletal care. Turn to the experts in our Total Joint Replacement program for innovative, personalized care close to home, from providers you trust. We’re dedicated to returning you to your active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.