Both the young and old can experience knee conditions that require knee surgery. A sports injury or wear and tear on this major joint as we age can affect our knees, causing pain and limited movement.
Different types of knee surgery offered at Dignity Health Central California can repair a problem with bones, cartilage, ligaments, or tendons in your knee. Our qualified orthopedic surgeons perform knee surgery in Central California to get you moving again and back to enjoying all of your favorite activities.
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Do I Need Knee Surgery?
There are different types of knee surgery, including ACL surgery and knee replacements (total and partial). Your specific condition will determine the best type of knee surgery for your personal healing and well-being. Your knee surgery doctor may suggest this orthopedic procedure to remove loose bone, repair your knee after a major trauma, or fix torn tendons, ligaments, or cartilage.
Your doctor might recommend knee surgery if:
- Your knee is deformed
- Your knee is unstable, weak, or gives way
- Your knee hurts even when you rest
- X-rays show severe joint damage or bone and cartilage loss
- You have knee stiffness and pain with your daily activities
Other nonsurgical treatments, such as physical therapy, joint injections, and anti-inflammatory medicines, have not relieved your pain
What to Expect from Knee Surgery at Dignity Health Central California
Your orthopedic surgeon will talk to you about the benefits and risks of arthroscopic surgery and traditional surgery in treating your knee condition. Your personal goals and recovery remain our focus at Dignity Health Central California.
Our hospitals specializing in orthopedic care and knee surgery are:
Knee surgery recovery usually involves physical therapy. This helps you regain strength, function, and flexibility in your knee. Start enjoying the activities you love without pain. Talk to your doctor to see if knee surgery is the right option for your unique needs. Dignity Health Central California’s nationally recognized orthopedic doctors help get you moving again with knee surgery in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.