Total Knee Replacement
Restoring Your Mobility & Eliminating Pain
Hoag Orthopedic Institute offers the expertise and experience of sub-specialty
trained orthopedic surgeons who specialize in total knee replacement surgery.
Total knee replacement surgery (total knee arthroplasty) (TKA) is an option
for individuals with pain resulting from degenerative joint disease, an
accident, or a knee deformity. During surgery, damaged or arthritic surfaces
of the distal femur and proximal tibia and the rest of the knee joint
are replaced with metal and plastic materials to restore the integrity
of the joint.
If you and your doctor decide upon total knee replacement, your surgery
will take place in one of Hoag’s impressive, state-of-the-art operating
rooms. You will be admitted to Hoag as an inpatient, with a length of
stay that can vary between two and four days. The length of the surgical
procedure can vary as well, most often taking between one and two hours.
Various techniques and implants exist, which is why your surgeon will
need to determine the type of implant and surgical technique that is best
for your medical condition. All of our surgeons have been trained on the
newest surgical techniques, including navigation and patient specific
What results can I expect after my procedure?
Well over 90% of total knee replacement patients can expect good to excellent
clinical results. This encompasses minimal to no pain, the ability to
walk more than one mile, increased range of motion, and overall patient
satisfaction with the procedure. Most patients can return to low-impact
sports such as golf, doubles tennis, bowling, walking, as well as use
of exercise machines.
If your doctor has recommended total knee replacement surgery, you and
your family will most likely have concerns about what will happen before,
during, and after surgery. We are focused on making you comfortable by
educating you each step of the way and providing personalized attention
from our experts. It’s part of Hoag’s commitment to a greater
standard of service.
Post-operative rehabilitation will be very important to your recovery.
While you are an inpatient, you will begin very mild physical therapy.
At Hoag, your orthopedic physical therapist will work closely with you,
your physician, and your family in order to help you regain full, optimal
use of your knee. To derive maximum benefit from your surgery, you will
be asked to adhere to a personalized rehabilitation plan once you have
been discharged from Hoag.
Hoag Orthopedic Institute is the highest volume provider of total knee
replacement in California.
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