Knee Surgery Services

OrthoColorado Hospital

11650 W 2nd Pl
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

Knee Surgery Services

OrthoColorado Hospital

Experts in Total & Partial Knee Replacement

At OrthoColorado you'll have access to top knee replacement specialists and care teams specially trained in orthopedic care. You'll also have the benefits that come with choosing to have surgery at an orthopedic hospital designed specifically for orthopedic patients and their recovery including:

  • Our modern facilities offer large, private patient rooms with an extra bed for a family member. These rooms also include conveniences such as Wi-Fi, a desk and a flat-screen TV.
  • Private and small-group preoperative sessions to prepare you and your “coaches” to be empowered participants in the healing process.
  • All members of your care team are specially trained in orthopedics from preoperative care through recovery and everyone at OrthoColorado is dedicated to getting you back to being the best you.
  • Total Knee Replacement

    Total knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which the worn-out surfaces of the knee are resurfaced with metal and plastic components. At OrthoColorado Hospital our surgeons offer knee replacement can reduce or eliminate pain, allow easier movement and get you back to a normal life. 

    What kind of knee implant is best?
    Many varieties of knee implants are available today, and no one design or type is best for every person or situation. Your surgeon will select the implant he or she believes is best for your needs based on a number of factors, including your age and activity level. If you have specific questions regarding implants, your surgeon will be happy to answer them for you.

    How long will I be at OrthoColorado Hospital?
    With improvements in surgical techniques and postoperative care, many people are able to go home after two or three days in the hospital. Of course, each person is different, but the goal should be for you to recover in the comfort and privacy of your own home as soon as possible. At OrthoColorado Hospital our hospital is specifically designed for orthopedic patients and to offer better outcomes and to get you home and moving forward in your recovery. 

    How long is the recovery period?
    As with your hospital stay, the recovery period also varies from person to person. Most people will begin exercising their knee and walking the day after surgery, although you will likely need to use an ambulation aid, such as a walker, for about four weeks. Driving may be possible in four to six weeks, and activities such as golf and bowling can be resumed in as few as 10 to 12 weeks. Some activities, such as singles tennis and skiing, are not recommended after total knee replacement. 

    At OrthoColorado, we're dedicated to helping your recover like a pro. Everyone here is dedicated to getting you back to being the best you.

    How successful is knee replacement?
    According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), knee replacement is one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. In the United States, over 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year, and a recent panel of independent experts determined that 90 percent of those opting for knee replacement reported “fast pain relief, improved mobility and a better quality of life.”

  • Partial Knee Replacement

    Partial knee replacement is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that resurfaces the worn, arthritic surfaces of the knee joint with metal and plastic components. Over time, the cartilage covering the ends of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) can wear away causing pain, swelling and reduced mobility. If the wear is confined to one area of the knee, partial knee replacement may be an option.

    What’s the difference between partial knee replacement and a total knee replacement?
    The knee joint is made up of three major compartments. Any of these three areas of contact can fall victim to the wear and tear effects of arthritis — causing pain, stiffness and swelling. Total knee replacement involves the replacement of all three surfaces with metal and plastic components. If arthritis is limited to either the lateral (outside) or medial (inside) compartment of the knee, partial knee replacement may be considered. 

    What are the advantages of partial versus total knee replacement?
    There are a number of advantages of partial knee replacement over total knee replacement. Because a smaller area of the knee is affected, the implants are smaller, allowing surgeons to use smaller incisions. In addition, you’ll experience less trauma to the bone and surrounding tissue, resulting in less blood loss, less likelihood of transfusion and a quicker recovery time when compared with total knee replacement. 

    Choosing a surgeon at OrthoColorado means you'll have access to top orthopedic care and expertise to determine the whether partial knee replacement may be the right option for you.

    How long is the recovery period?
    Many people will be able to go home the day after the procedure. Because most of the knee joint is left intact after the operation, there is typically less pain than with total knee replacement. Patients will typically use a walker or cane for two weeks or so, and drive in two to three weeks, and resume activities like golfing, dancing and bowling in four to six weeks. Keep in mind that these are just estimates, actual recovery and healing times vary with each person. 

    At OrthoColorado, we're dedicated to helping your recover like a pro. Everyone here is dedicated to getting you back to being the best you.

    How long will a partial knee replacement last?
    All knee replacements can wear out over time. How long a particular implant may last varies from person to person and depends on a number of factors, including your weight, activity level and the accuracy of the implant’s placement. Recent studies have shown that for appropriately selected patients, partial knee replacement can last 10 years or more.

  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement

    Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery

    Learn more from Dr. Jared Foran about the benefits of minimally invasive knee surgery at OrthoColorado. 

    Minimally invasive knee replacement is a type of total knee replacement surgery that can replace the damaged or worn surfaces of your knee with an implant. With a shorter recovery time than traditional total knee replacement, this minimally invasive option enables you to quickly get back to a life of mobility, free from chronic pain.

    What is the difference between minimally invasive knee replacement and traditional total knee replacement?
    With a traditional total knee replacement, a long vertical incision is made in the center of the knee so the surgeon can view and access the joint. Minimally invasive knee replacement instead uses a shorter incision and avoids cutting major tendons or dislocating the knee as in the traditional procedure.  

    What are the advantages of minimally invasive knee replacement?
    Because the procedure is less invasive than the traditional method, you’ll likely experience less blood loss during surgery, less postoperative pain and less scarring. You may also notice a quicker recovery time, letting you get back to enjoying everyday activities without a long wait.

    How long is the recovery period of minimally invasive knee replacement?
    The length of your hospital stay after minimally invasive knee replacement varies and may range from one to four days. Most patients begin to walk with crutches or a walker within 24 hours of surgery.

  • Revision Knee Replacement

    While partial and total knee replacements are recognized as some of the most successful procedures in medicine and replacements regularly last 10 years or more, they can fail for a variety of reasons. If your knee replacement fails and becomes painful, stiff or unstable, your doctor may recommend revision surgery. This procedure is meant to extend the life of your knee replacement and improve your pain and mobility.

    A revision knee replacement is a longer, more complex procedure than standard knee replacement surgery. During the procedure, some or all of your original implant is replaced, depending on its condition and the condition of your surrounding bones. The vast majority of patients experience long-term pain relief and increased stability and function, although some patients may still encounter ongoing pain or knee stiffness.

    Your doctor may recommend a revision of total or partial knee replacement if:

    • Your implant loosens from the bone or the plastic wears off and accumulates around the joint.
    • Your artificial joint becomes infected, causing stiffness and pain.
    • You suffer from instability due to your knee becoming damaged or improperly balanced.
    • Your knee doesn’t have the range of motion needed to perform everyday activities.
    • You suffer a fracture around the knee replacement.

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