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  • Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement

    Total Knee Replacement Total Knee Replacement

    A total knee replacement is a surgery to replace diseased or damaged knee joint with an artificial knee joint made of materials, such as metal or plastics.

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  • Partial Knee Replacement Partial Knee Replacement

    Partial knee replacement is a minimally invasive surgery in which only the damaged compartment of the knee is replaced with an implant. It is also called a partial knee replacement.

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  • Robotic Unicondylar Knee Replacement Robotic Unicondylar Knee Replacement

    A unicondylar knee replacement is a procedure to replace part of the knee joint with a prosthetic implant to relieve pain and improve the function of the joint. Advances in technology have allowed this procedure to be performed in a minimally invasive manner with robotic assistance.

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  • Biological Knee Replacement Biological Knee Replacement

    Biological knee replacement is an alternative to artificial knee replacement where the damaged knee joint is reconstructed biologically (i.e. without the need for an artificial knee replacement).

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  • Short-Stay and Fast-Track Knee Replacement Short-Stay and Fast-Track Knee Replacement

    Short-stay and fast-track knee replacement is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the worn-out or damaged surfaces of the knee joint are removed and replaced with prostheses. It is a multidisciplinary approach for knee treatment in which patients are mobilized as early as possible to achieve a faster and better recovery without compromising quality.

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  • Correction of a Failed Knee Replacement Correction of a Failed Knee Replacement

    Reoperation of a total knee replacement to resolve a painful knee condition and loss of motion arising out of a damaged or worn out prosthesis is known as correction of a failed knee replacement.

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  • Correction of a Loose Knee Replacement Correction of a Loose Knee Replacement

    Reoperation of a total knee replacement to correct a loosened prosthesis as a result of wear and tear of the prosthetic joint surfaces is known as correction of a loose knee replacement.

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  • Correction of a Painful Knee Replacement Correction of a Painful Knee Replacement

    Reoperation of a total knee replacement to resolve a painful knee condition and loss of motion arising out of a damaged or worn out prosthesis is known as correction of a painful knee replacement.

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  • Painful or Failed Total Knee Replacement Painful or Failed Total Knee Replacement

    The failure of total knee replacement surgery to provide pain relief and improved function despite replacing the damaged joint with a new prosthesis is known as painful or failed total knee replacement.

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  • ROSA Robotic Total Knee Replacement ROSA Robotic Total Knee Replacement

    ROSA® Knee System is a robotic surgical assistant developed by Zimmer Biomet that enables surgeons to carry out knee replacement procedures with greater precision and a higher standard of care during knee replacement surgery.

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  • Visionaire Knee Replacement Visionaire Knee Replacement

    Visionaire is an advanced surgical technology for a joint replacement that is based on the patient’s specific anatomy. Surgical instruments are designed according to X-ray, MRI or CT scan images of your knee joint. This includes cutting guides that specify where exactly the bone needs to be cut so that the implant can be precisely positioned.

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  • Gender-Specific Knee Replacement Gender-Specific Knee Replacement

    Gender-specific knee replacement, also known as woman’s knee replacement, is a surgical procedure in which gender-specific knee implants specifically designed for a male or female are used for total knee replacement surgery.

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  • Smith & Nephew Navio Robotic TKR Smith & Nephew Navio Robotic TKR

    Navio robotic TKR is a new surgical technique developed by Smith & Nephew which uses robotics to perform total knee replacement through a small incision. The Navio robotic technology allows your surgeon to accurately size and position the implant without the need for a preoperative CT scan or placement of rods in your thigh bone.

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  • Outpatient Unicondylar Knee Replacement Outpatient Unicondylar Knee Replacement

    A unicondylar knee replacement, also known as unicompartmental or partial knee replacement, is a procedure to replace a portion of the damaged knee joint with a prosthetic implant to relieve pain and improve function of the knee joint.

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  • Patient Specific Knee Replacement Patient Specific Knee Replacement

    Patient Specific Knee Replacement is a newer technology in total knee replacement surgery. It is an advanced procedure using an individualized patient-specific knee implant for replacement of all three components of the knee.

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  • Unicondylar knee Replacement Unicondylar knee Replacement

    Unicompartmental knee replacement or unicondylar knee replacement is a minimally invasive surgery in which only the damaged compartment of the knee is replaced with an implant. It is also called a partial knee replacement.

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  • Custom Knee Replacement Custom Knee Replacement

    Custom Knee Replacement is an advanced surgical procedure in which the damaged knee joint is replaced by a customized implant, specifically designed to match the unique size and shape of each patient’s knee.

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  • Complex Total Knee Replacement Complex Total Knee Replacement

    Complex total knee replacement is employed in patients whose arthritis is especially severe, or who have already undergone a previous knee replacement in the same leg. The surgery takes about 2 to 3 hours to perform.

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  • Meniscus Replacement Meniscus Replacement

    Meniscus replacement is a surgical procedure performed to replace a torn or damaged meniscus in the knee.

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  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction

    ACL Reconstruction ACL Reconstruction

    ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction is a commonly performed surgical procedure. With recent advances in arthroscopic surgery, it can now be performed with minimal incision and low complication rates.

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  • Revision Knee Ligament Reconstruction Revision Knee Ligament Reconstruction

    Revision knee ligament reconstruction is a complex surgical procedure performed to address failures or to correct the undesirable consequences of primary reconstruction surgery on your knee.

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  • Physeal Sparing Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Physeal Sparing Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

    Physeal sparing reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament is a surgery to replace a torn anterior cruciate ligament or ACL, a major ligament of the knee, while minimizing damage to the growth plate (physis) present near the end of the bone.

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  • Arthroscopic Reconstruction of the Knee for Ligament Injuries Arthroscopic Reconstruction of the Knee for Ligament Injuries

    Arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction is a surgical procedure to correct a torn knee ligament by replacing the ligament with a healthy tendon tissue using an arthroscope.

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  • PCL Reconstruction PCL Reconstruction

    PCL reconstruction surgery is a procedure to correct torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in the knee using a tissue graft taken from another part of the body, or from a donor.

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  • Knee Trauma Reconstruction Knee Trauma Reconstruction

    Knee trauma reconstruction is a surgical procedure to repair a soft-tissue injury of the knee such as a torn ligament using a tissue graft or replacing the damaged bony surfaces of the knee joint with an artificial knee joint called a prosthesis.

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  • Knee Surgery

    Knee Fracture Surgery Knee Fracture Surgery

    Knee fracture surgery is a surgical procedure performed to correct the cracked or broken bones in or around the knee to restore normal anatomical function, stability, and motion.

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  • Meniscal Surgery Meniscal Surgery

    Meniscal surgery is a surgical procedure employed for the treatment of torn or damaged meniscal tissues in the knee. It is mostly performed as a minimally invasive keyhole procedure.

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  • Common Knee Procedures

    Knee Arthroscopy Knee Arthroscopy

    Knee arthroscopy is a common surgical procedure performed using an arthroscope, a viewing instrument, to diagnose or treat a knee problem. It is a relatively safe procedure and you will usually be discharged from the hospital on the same day of surgery.

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  • Compartment Decompression Compartment Decompression

    Compartment decompression, also called ‘decompressive fasciotomy’, is a surgical procedure to treat a painful knee condition known as “compartment syndrome”.

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  • Patellofemoral Stabilization Patellofemoral Stabilization

    Patellofemoral stabilization is a broad term that refers to surgeries employed for stabilization (prevention of dislocation) of the patella for the treatment of patellofemoral instability.

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  • Iliotibial Band Lengthening Iliotibial Band Lengthening

    The iliotibial band is a tough group of fibers that runs from the iliac crest of the hip along the outside of the thigh to the outer side of the shinbone, just below the knee joint. Its function is to coordinate with the thigh muscles and provide stability to the knee joint.

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  • Primary ACL Repair Primary ACL Repair

    Primary anterior cruciate ligament repair is a surgical procedure to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament of the knee by placing sutures on the damaged anterior cruciate ligament and utilizing a plastic anchor to reattach the anterior cruciate ligament back to the bone from where it ruptured away.

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  • Quadriceps Tendon Autograft for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Quadriceps Tendon Autograft for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

    Quadriceps tendon autograft is a surgical procedure performed to replace a torn or damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee with a part of the quadriceps tendon taken from your leg (autograft) to restore strength, stability, and function of the knee.

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  • Ultrasound-Guided Genicular Nerve Block Ultrasound-Guided Genicular Nerve Block

    Ultrasound guided genicular nerves are nerves surrounding your knee joint that are responsible for the transmission of pain impulses. Knee disorders causing excessive pain can be treated by blocking the genicular nerves from transmitting nerve impulses.

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  • Lateral Lengthening Lateral Lengthening

    Lateral lengthening, also known as lateral retinacular lengthening or release, is a surgical procedure to release a tightened lateral retinaculum on the outer aspect of the knee.

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  • Meniscectomy Meniscectomy

    Meniscectomy is a surgical procedure indicated in individuals with torn meniscus where the conservative treatments are a failure to relieve the pain and other symptoms. Meniscectomy is recommended based on the ability of meniscus to heal, patient’s age, health status, and activity level.

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  • Partial Knee Resurfacing Partial Knee Resurfacing

    Partial knee replacement is an alternative to total knee replacement in patients with arthritis on only one side of the knee. Partial knee replacement is a surgical procedure which involves resurfacing and replacement of only the diseased surface of the joint instead of the entire joint.

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  • Prior Meniscectomy Prior Meniscectomy

    Prior meniscectomy involves the total or partial removal of the damaged or torn meniscus. It is indicated for horizontal and flap tears, and moderate to large tears at the outer edge of the meniscus.

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  • Meniscus Root Repair Meniscus Root Repair

    Meniscus root repair is a surgery performed to repair a torn meniscus root. Meniscal repair may be performed either by open surgery under direct vision or minimally invasively using an arthroscope that can be inserted into the knee through a very small key-hole incision to locate and repair the damaged meniscus.

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  • Chondroplasty Chondroplasty

    Chondroplasty is a surgical procedure to repair and reshape damaged cartilage in a joint. The procedure involves smoothing degenerative cartilage and trimming any unstable flaps of cartilage.

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  • Zimmer iASSIST Zimmer iASSIST

    Zimmer iASSIST system is a novel, state-of-the-art knee navigation system employed for total knee replacement surgery. It is a computer-assisted stereotactic surgical instrument system designed to assist surgeons with precise positioning of knee implant components during surgery.

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  • Knee Cartilage Restoration Knee Cartilage Restoration

    Knee cartilage restoration is a surgical technique to repair damaged articular cartilage in the knee joint by stimulating new growth of cartilage or by transplanting cartilage into areas with defects in order to relieve pain and restore normal function to the knee.

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  • Patellar Tendon Repair Patellar Tendon Repair

    Patellar tendon repair is the surgery performed to reattach the torn tendon to the kneecap and to restore normal function in the affected leg.

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  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Surgery Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Surgery

    Robotic-assisted partial knee surgery is an innovative alternative to the conventional surgical procedure to treat degenerative knee diseases such as osteoarthritis. It is performed using robotic-arm technology that allows your surgeon to precisely perform the surgery through small incisions.

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  • Distal Realignment Procedures Distal Realignment Procedures

    Distal realignment procedures, also known as tibial tubercle transfer (TTT) procedures, are performed to reposition the kneecap after subluxation or dislocation by realigning the tendon under the kneecap to the underlying tibial tubercle.

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  • Subchondroplasty Subchondroplasty

    Subchondroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed to specifically repair chronic BMLs by filling them with a bone substitute material. The bone substitute is then slowly resorbed and replaced with healthy bone, repairing the bone defect.

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  • Partial Meniscectomy Partial Meniscectomy

    Partial meniscectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the torn portion of the meniscus from the knee joint.

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  • Non-surgical Knee Treatments

    Nonoperative Treatments for ACL Injuries Nonoperative Treatments for ACL Injuries

    Nonoperative treatments may be recommended if your child has a minor ACL injury, is still growing and does not wish to immediately return to sports.

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  • Physical Examination of the Knee Physical Examination of the Knee

    Physical examination of the knee is performed when you present to your doctor with a knee complaint. Both of your knees are examined and the results of the injured knee are compared to those of the healthy knee.

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  • Pre-op and Post-op Knee Guidelines Pre-op and Post-op Knee Guidelines

    Pre-op and Post-op Knee Guidelines helps to ensure a smooth surgery and easier recovery. Here are certain pre-operative and post-operative guidelines which will help you prepare for knee surgery.

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  • Knee Replacement Exercise Guide Knee Replacement Exercise Guide

    Knee Replacement Exercise Guide help restore range of motion and joint strength after knee replacement surgery. To ensure a positive surgical outcome after knee replacement, you are recommended to perform physical therapy exercises 2-3 times a day and walk for 30 minutes every day.

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  • Pharmacological Interventions for Knee Injuries Pharmacological Interventions for Knee Injuries

    Pharmacological interventions include medicinal preparations such as pain-relieving capsules or injections.

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  • Viscosupplementation Viscosupplementation

    Viscosupplementation refers to the injection of a hyaluronan preparation into the joint. Hyaluronan is a natural substance present in the joint fluid that assists in lubrication. It allows the smooth movement of the cartilage-covered articulating surfaces of the joint.

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  • Physical Therapy for Knee Physical Therapy for Knee

    Physical therapy is an exercise program that helps you to improve movement, relieve pain, encourage blood flow for faster healing, and restore your physical function and fitness level. It can be prescribed as an individual treatment program or combined with other treatments.

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  • Desert Valley Hospital
  • Victor Valley Global Medical Center
  • Barstow Community Hospital
  • Bear Valley Community Hospital
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Shoulder And Elbow Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • San Bernardino County Medical Society
  • California Medical Association