Knee Surgery Specialists at Medical City Healthcare
Medical City Healthcare hospitals have the orthopedic doctors, knee surgeons and specially trained staff to help get you back to your life before knee pain. At the hospitals of Medical City Healthcare, Our orthopedic specialists treat virtually all orthopedic and joint conditions, so when your knees start hurting, you can find the professional who’s right for you.
When Should You See a Doctor for Knee Pain?
Knee pain can be a result of many issues. You can treat mild or occasional knee pain at home with rest, heat, ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, but if your knee pain becomes severe, frequent or constant, you should call for an appointment with an orthopedic doctor.
Call (844) 374-1126 right away if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Knee pain when standing, walking or lying down
- Intense pain, burning or grinding in your knee
- Inability to put weight on your legs
- Pain, reduced range of motion, soreness or swelling in your knee
- After periods of rest or inactivity
- Immediately following or the day after a long walk
- Inability to stand or walk for more than a few minutes
- Sudden swelling of the knee
- Signs of infection, such as fever, chills or redness, accompanied by knee pain
Which Knee Procedure Is Right For You?
If your doctor has suggested knee surgery to help with your knee pain, you may have options. As with any procedure, our surgeons will always recommend the least invasive option. An orthopedic specialist can help you choose which of the following personalized options are best for your situation.
Knee Procedures Performed at Medical City Healthcare Hospitals
- Knee arthroscopy: Arthroscopy is performed through small incisions to fix tears in the soft tissues and cartilage around your knee to reduce pain and improve range of motion. While many people benefit from knee arthroscopy, the best candidates are active people under the age of 40.
- Knee joint resurfacing: Depending on the amount and type of damage, the surgeon either reshapes or replaces the damaged surfaces of your kneecap and ball. The best candidates for this surgery tend to be people under the age of 60.
- Knee joint revision: This procedure removes the damaged artificial implant from a previous surgery and replaces it. The artificial joint is not necessarily faulty; all artificial joints have limited lifespans.
- Knee osteotomy: This surgery is often used to correct arthritis damage in one knee and involves adding a wedge of bone near the damaged joint to take the weight off the damaged portion.
- Synovectomy: In this procedure, surgeons remove the damaged lining of the joint to relieve pain from cartilage damage. The best candidates are those who take anti-inflammatories and continue to have inflammation or overgrowth of the cartilage.
- Total knee replacement: This procedure replaces the damaged joint with an implant and is meant for people with severe joint pain who haven’t been helped by other treatments.
Advanced technologies for total knee replacement, partial knee replacement and knee resurfacing include robotic-assisted surgeries, including MAKOplasty®, which uses the RIO™ Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System and ExactechGPS® Guided Personal Surgery. Benefits of these minimally invasive surgeries include faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay.
Recently, a Medical City Dallas orthopedic surgeon performed the first Dallas robot-assisted total knee replacement surgery using MAKOplasty technology. The MAKO robot offers greater accuracy for surgeons and a more customized approach for minimally invasive total knee replacement surgeries. This technology increases the longevity of knee replacement implants through patented technology that provides wear and oxidation resistance and mechanical strength. Patient outcomes can also result in more natural knee motion and increased stability after surgery. MAKOplasty total knee replacement is available at Medical City Dallas and MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing is available at Medical City Dallas and Medical City McKinney.
ExactechGPS Guided Personalized Surgery is among the latest advancements in knee replacement technology. It provides your surgeon with real-time guidance and alignment data using a visual 3D map of your actual joint on a screen. This allows your surgeon to easily make adjustments, use minimally invasive techniques and perform implant alignment personalized to your knee. Available at Medical City Las Colinas.
Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery
Jerry Smith’s life-changing, ExactechGPS® robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery has allowed him to get back to living an active life.
For more information about surgical options and to find a physician, call (844) 374-1126.