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Knee injuries and other orthopedic conditions can damage your knee joint, causing pain and limiting your movement. If you have constant knee pain and are unable to do the things you enjoy in life, total knee replacement can help get you moving without discomfort.
Discover care with humankindness if you are considering a total knee replacement in Central California. Find a Doctor at Dignity Health Central California who is recognized for award-winning total knee replacement surgery.
Our experts perform orthopedic surgeries at our local hospitals. Mercy Medical Center Merced has received the Healthgrades Five-Star designation. It is ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation for total knee replacement.
With total knee replacement, your entire joint is removed and replaced with an artificial knee. The new joint will improve your movement and relieve pain.
If other options have not healed your knee, your doctor may suggest total knee replacement for these conditions:
Find out more about the health of your joints with our online joint pain assessment.
If surgery is the best option for you and your well-being, our trusted orthopedic surgeons will determine if you should have a total or partial knee replacement. Your personal goals are taken into consideration, as our orthopedic team lives by a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect.
Your orthopedic surgeon will perform your surgery using either open or a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure. Minimally invasive surgery involves smaller incisions, less pain, and a shorter recovery period.
The type of surgery will determine the length of your hospital stay. Once home, you will need help with day-to-day activities for a period of time.
Physical therapy is a very important part of healing from total knee replacement. Once your knee is stronger, you can usually go back to the activities you’ve enjoyed before knee pain.
Are you ready to consider knee replacement as a treatment for your pain? Talk to a doctor to see if this procedure is right for you and your unique needs.
Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctors are recognized for exceptional care in total knee replacement in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.