Knee surgery is a common solution for treating problems in the knee joint, such as chronic pain or stiffness caused by arthritis, or injuries from sports-related activities or other accidents.
You may be a candidate for knee surgery if:
- Daily activities are limited by knee pain or disability.
- There is a deformity in the knee.
- Noninvasive treatments have not been successful.
- There is instability or weakness in the knee joint.
- You have knee pain even while resting.
- X-rays show loss of cartilage and bone or other joint damage.
At Dignity Health, we offer both open and minimally invasive knee surgery options for a wide array of knee problems and conditions. Find a Doctor today to learn more about knee surgery in Arizona.
Types of Knee Surgery Offered at Dignity Health
Our highly trained and skilled orthopedic surgeons specialize in minimally invasive and arthroscopic knee surgeries, often resulting in less scarring, less pain, and quicker recovery times.
These procedures include:
- Knee arthroscopy. During arthroscopic knee surgery, several small incisions are made to diagnose problems in the knee joint or make repairs.
- Knee replacement, including partial and total. With a partial knee replacement, a surgeon removes damaged bone and cartilage and replaces it with artificial pieces. A total knee replacement removes the entire knee joint and replaces it with an artificial implant to restore full range of motion.
- ACL surgery. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is replaced with a graft to restore proper knee function after an injury.
What to Expect From Knee Surgery
You will go to a Dignity Health hospital or an outpatient surgery center to have your knee surgery. If you have open surgery, your surgeon will make one large incision to access the knee joint. With arthroscopic surgery, your surgeon will make several smaller incisions.
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Knee Surgery Recovery
Once surgery is complete, you may need to spend a short time in the hospital or a rehabilitation center. In many cases, people are able to go home the same day after arthroscopic knee surgery. You may need the assistance of a knee brace or crutches for a while.
No matter what type of procedure you have, physical therapy will most often be part of your recovery process. This will help you build strength in your knee and improve flexibility and range of motion. Your health care team will let you know when it will be safe to get back to your normal routine.
Dignity Health is dedicated to providing the latest treatment options for knee surgery in Arizona, helping people of all ages regain mobility caused by injuries or chronic knee problems.