You deserve proven, minimally invasive techniques to reduce pain and length of recovery for your knee injury. At Onward Orthopedics, we partner with only the best orthopedic surgeons in your area to ensure you receive personalized care specific to your needs, no matter the age. Below is brief overview of common surgical solutions we carry out on a daily basis.
With a total knee replacement, the entire knee joint is replaced with an artificial joint (prosthesis). The procedure involves removal of the damaged tissue, resurfacing of the surrounding bones to hold the artificial joint, and finally implantation of the prosthesis. While this procedure is a major alteration, our Onward Orthopedic surgeons can perform it as a minimally invasive surgery for candidates that qualify.
A less invasive alternative to a total knee replacement, a partial knee replacement may be ideal for patients with arthritis pain found in a limited area. Rather than replacing the full joint, the surgeon removes only the damaged areas of cartilage in the knee and repairs the surfaces of the joint. Because a smaller incision is used, recovery time can happen in weeks versus months.
Knee Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small camera allows the surgeon to see inside your joint. During the procedure, the surgeon will use small tools to trim torn tissue, grasp loose pieces of bone or cartilage, or even repair a damaged bone or joint. The procedure allows for fewer incisions, less scarring, less risk of infection, greater specificity, and, of course, cost savings.
A knee cartilage transplant is a treatment option for deteriorating knee cartilage that may prevent the need for a full knee replacement in the future. This new type of transplant is getting people back to their workouts faster. During this procedure, healthy cartilage is taken from your own body and transplanted to the area of deteriorating cartilage.
The most common type of surgery for an ACL injury is ACL reconstruction. This involves replacing the torn ligament with new tissue (a graft). This graft may be a ligament or tendon from your own knee (an autograft) or from a donor (an allograft). The goal of the surgery is rebuilt the affected areas and restore complete function.
The above list is by no means exhaustive. Your physician will evaluate you personally and seek to understand your goals and your history before recommending which procedure you should undergo.