If you have difficulty walking or moving your knee without pain, you may need knee replacement (also called knee arthroplasty) to help relieve discomfort and restore proper function to your knee joint. Knee replacement surgery can help solve stiffness or knee pain that makes simple activities difficult. Surgery may also be the best option if other treatments or medications haven’t been successful.
You might be a good candidate for knee replacement if you have difficulty walking or knee pain associated with normal everyday activities. If you have severe pain caused by osteoarthritis, treatment may involve surgery to replace your knee joint with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics, and other materials.
At Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals, we offer advanced treatment options for knee replacements in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, including sensor-assisted knee replacement and preserving knee implants. Call (702) 616-4900 or use our Find a Doctor tool to schedule a consultation.
Partial vs. Total Knee Replacement
Our orthopedic surgeons perform both partial and total knee replacement surgery, both with unique benefits.
- Total Knee Replacement: Your surgeon will remove the damaged parts of your knee (cartilage and bone) and replace them with new artificial implants to restore knee alignment and function.
- Partial Knee Replacement: Your surgeon will replace only one part of your knee (either the inside, outside, or your kneecap).
If you are 50 or older and have severe osteoarthritis, you should discuss the specific risks and benefits of knee replacement surgery with your doctor.
Knee Replacement Recovery in Las Vegas, NV
Depending on your age and overall health, recovery from partial knee replacement may take anywhere from three to four weeks. For total knee replacement, recovery time can last up to three months. After knee replacement surgery, most people can return to their normal activities without pain and discomfort. See how a partial or total knee replacement could improve your movement. Take our joint pain assessment to learn more.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals offers patients total and partial knee replacement in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.