Total Knee Replacement

What is it and how is it performed?

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What Is Total Knee Replacement Surgery?

Total knee replacement (also known as total knee arthroplasty) is a procedure that removes the bone and cartilage of the knee that has been damaged due to arthritis and replaces them with metal and plastic components.

These components mimic the anatomy and function of a healthy knee so that you can return to activities without the pain caused by arthritis.

The procedure is one of the most well-known and most effective in orthopedic surgery because it dramatically decreases knee pain and improves a patient’s quality of life.

The Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons at OrthoNeuro have performed thousands of total knee replacements and are experts in this procedure using the latest advancements in surgical techniques.

Total knee replacement surgery may be recommended to treat severe osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment.

How a Total Knee Replacement Is Performed

At OrthoNeuro, a total knee replacement can be performed as an outpatient or inpatient procedure based on what you and your OrthoNeuro surgeon determine is best for you.

During the procedure:


  • Incision and joint exposure. An incision is made below, around, and above the patella (knee cap). Muscles and soft tissues are retracted.
  • Joint preparation. Damaged bone and cartilage are carefully removed. Trial implants are evaluated until the perfect size is found.
  • Implants. Perfectly sized implants are placed and cemented over precisely cut knee bones.

The incision is carefully closed to prevent infection and ensure proper healing.

Total procedure time is usually less than 2 hours and physical therapy is typically started on the day of surgery to expedite recovery.

Make an Appointment with an OrthoNeuro Knee Specialist Today!

If you have been considering a total knee replacement, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Knee Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.

We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of knee replacement procedure is best for you. Best of all, most patients can be seen within 24 hours of making an appointment.

Knee Specialists

If you have a severe knee injury or chronic knee pain that reduces your mobility or quality of life, contact OrthoNeuro to schedule a consultation. Our expert orthopedic surgeons are on hand to diagnose and treat your knee problem.

Michael B. Cannone, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Mark E. Gittins, DO, FAOAO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Ryan M. Palmer, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

B. Rodney Comisar, MD, FAAOS

Orthopedic Surgeon

J. Mark Hatheway, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Mark T. Kolich, D.O.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Keith A. LaDu, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Jeremy R. Mathis, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Timothy P. Duffey, DO

Orthopedist

Meniscus repair six months ago. Surgery went smoothly. Dr. set realistic expectations that have been met. Great team to work with

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