Knee Replacement and Knee Surgery
What is Knee Replacement Surgery?Total knee replacement surgery, also called knee arthroplasty, is surgery to correct knee pain and knee arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic arthritis and other knee joint problems.
During this joint replacement surgery, your orthopedic surgeon removes damaged bone and cartilage and uses metal and plastic implants to resurface your knee joint.
Total knee replacement surgery is one of the most successful surgical procedures for treating chronic and debilitating knee pain that hasn’t responded to other therapies.
More than 540,000 total knee replacement surgeries are performed annually in the United States, including 15,900 right here at Hackensack Meridian Health.
What are the Different Types of Knee Replacement Surgeries?
Our surgeons perform:
- Total knee replacement
- Partial knee replacement (“unicompartmental” and “patellofemoral”)
- Bilateral knee replacement
- Revision of a prior joint replacement
- Robotic-assisted total knee replacement
What is Robotic Surgery for Total Knee Replacement?
Developed by international teams of engineers and surgeons, including three from Hackensack Meridian Health, robotic-assisted approaches offer several benefits over traditional total knee replacement:
- Cuts in the bones are perfectly precise, allowing the surgeon to place the implant components in just the right position.
- Uses X-rays or CT scans to create a 3D model of the patient’s knee to ensure the most precise implant fit.
- The robot can be used to achieve exacting implant placement so that it mimics the patient’s anatomy, achieving a more natural-feeling knee. It can even reduce the need for additional surgery to correct or replace the implant.
We were also one of four health systems in the country to participate in a clinical trial for robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery to treat severe osteoarthritis. This FDA-approved system uses 3D CT scans to select the ideal implant and define the optimal implant placement and alignment based on your unique anatomy.
Call 1-844-HMH-WELL to find a doctor who performs robotic knee replacement surgery.
Reasons to Choose Hackensack Meridian Health for Your Knee Replacement Surgery
Nothing is more important than your health and quality of life. Our specialists are committed to treating your knee pain without surgery whenever possible. When total knee replacement or partial knee replacement surgery is necessary, our experienced orthopedic specialists will determine the cause of your knee pain and develop a knee replacement plan of care that’s tailored to your needs and priorities.
We treat these conditions associated with knee pain:
- Chronic knee pain
- Industrial or workplace accidents
- Knee injuries
- Pediatric fractures or trauma
- Persistent aching or stiffness
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Trauma injuries
- Traumatic arthritis
I was standing and taking steps three hours after my partial knee replacement surgery. Today, I have no knee pain and can do everything I want to do. As long as I can run, ride a bike and get out and play with the kids, I'm Happy" -Chrissy Williams, 56, who had two partial knee replacement surgeries
Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery & Innovation: Cutting-Edge Research for Orthopedic Care
Researchers at the Center for Discovery & Innovation (CDI) are collaborating with our orthopedic surgeons on innovations in orthopedic care and surgical procedures. One promising area of focus is restorative medicine, such as using stem cells to help manage orthopedic disorders.
Our Knee Orthopedic Experts
We have over 120 knee orthopedic experts available throughout New Jersey.