Knee Replacement

Get Lasting Relief from Knee Pain

For patients with chronic, debilitating knee pain, Monmouth orthopedic surgeons offer a range of knee replacement solutions that restore function, eliminate discomfort and allow patients to return to an active lifestyle. Knees that have been damaged by arthritis, injury or other conditions can be replaced, in full or in part, to restore mobility, freedom and to improve patients’ lives—so they are free from chronic knee pain.

Monmouth’s experienced orthopedic surgeons utilize the most advanced techniques and materials for total knee replacement and partial knee replacements.

We treat patients who have knee problems resulting from:

  • Osteonecrosis of the knee

  • Osteoarthritis of the knee

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Post-traumatic arthritis

  • Fractures/Deformities

  • Failed knee replacements (knee revision surgery)

Total Knee Replacement or Knee Arthroplasty

Total knee replacement is one of the most effective orthopedic procedures to allieviate chronic knee pain and restore function. Monmouth Medical Center’s orthopedic surgeons are among New Jersey’s most experienced in total knee replacement, with outstanding results for patients of all ages.

Total knee replacement involves replacing a damaged joint with a prosthetic joint that feels and functions exactly as nature intended. Monmouth orthopedic surgeons utilize the highest quality materials for joint replacement—materials that are proven to last and function for many years. Depending on your anatomy and medical history, your artificial knee may be cemented or fitted into the bone.

Custom Knee Replacement

Monmouth orthopedic surgeons utilize innovative knee replacement technology and materials to give patients the best long-term total knee replacement solutions. This includes the Biomet Custom Knee technology, in which a computer enhanced, 3-D image of the knee is created to offer outstanding precision and joint fit for surgical planning of knee reconstruction. The implant is custom-designed for size and placement, and 3D imagery provides the surgeon with precision guides for precise alignment and pre-surgical planning.

Partial Knee Replacement / Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

For some patients, partial knee replacement is an appropriate surgical option to relieve pain when damage to the knee is confined to one area. Monmouth orthopedic surgeons are experts at unicompartmental knee replacement, and utilize minimally invasive techniques to perform this surgery.

As a minimally invasive procedure, partial knee replacement has several benefits:

  • Quicker Recovery. Many patients are released within 24 to 48 hours after a partial knee replacement, and require less pain management and less rehabilitation.
  • Less Blood Loss. Patients who have a partial knee replacement experience less blood loss since the procedure is less invasive.

As with any procedure, the skill of the surgeon is of vital importance to a successful outcome. Monmouth orthopedic surgeons have significant experience in performing partial knee replacements and effectively screen patients for this procedure on the basis of many factors including age, weight, activity level, and overall joint health.

Patellofemoral Replacement

When patients experience pain in the back of the knee, and a feeling of scraping under their kneecaps, it can be a sign that arthritis and damage is mainly in the kneecap— the patellofemoral joint—instead of between the tibia and femur. If pain is chronic, persistent and not relieved by therapy or medications, a patellofemoral joint replacement may be more appropriate than a total joint replacement.

Monmouth Medical Center’s orthopedic surgeons perform patellofemoral replacements on patients who have this form of degenerative arthritis and cartilage deterioration, as well as those who have experienced kneecap fractures. Proper diagnosis is crucial to effective treatment.

For a consultation with a Monmouth orthopedic surgeon or for more information on patellofemoral replacement, please call (732) 923-7666.

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