Millions of people suffer from knee pain and stiffness – often due to degenerative joint disease like osteoarthritis. This pain and stiffness can significantly impair mobility and limit a patient’s quality of life. Conservative treatment is always recommended first and Dr. Hannon works with each patient to determine the best treatment for them based on their goals and activity level. After conservative treatments are no longer effective, select patients may be a candidate for a knee replacement.
In a knee replacement, a small incision is made over the front of the knee. The arthritis on both sides of the knee is then removed and the bone is prepared with special instrumentation. Metal components are then placed in the knee and a high-grade metal plastic spacer is inserted between the two components. This creates a smooth gliding surface that allows patients to walk and get back to the activities they love without pain.
In select patients, a robotic knee replacement may be performed. To learn more click here.