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Knee surgery repairs a problem with one of your knee structures. The main parts of the knee joint include ligaments, bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.
Dignity Health offers a number of trusted options for knee surgery in the Sacramento region. Common types of knee surgery we offer include:
The expert orthopedic surgeons at Dignity Health can teach you about your advanced options for knee surgery, including surgeries like MAKOplasty® and kinematic alignment joint replacement. Find a Doctor today and ask us about our award-winning knee surgeries. You can also view our MAKOplasty webinar to learn more.
Knee surgery may be necessary for a variety of reasons, including arthritis, sport injuries, knee pain, and disability. Our orthopedic surgeons can repair torn tendons, ligaments, and cartilage, remove loose bone, and reconstruct your knee after major trauma.
Surgery may be the right decision for you if:
Our quick online joint pain assessment can help you determine whether you should see an orthopedist about surgery or other treatment options.
Your skilled orthopedic surgeon will perform your knee surgery in a state-of-the-art Dignity Health hospital. The details of your knee surgery, such as the size of the incision and how long it will take, depend on the specific procedure.
Arthroscopic surgery generally takes the least amount of time and uses small incisions. Other types of knee surgery may take longer and involve larger incisions. The type of anesthesia you receive will also vary. In many cases, you will have general anesthesia to put you to sleep for the surgery.
Minor knee surgeries, such as arthroscopy, are usually outpatient procedures. If you are having major knee surgeries, you may need to spend several days in the hospital. Some people also need to stay in a rehabilitation center before they can return home safely. Talk with your Dignity Health doctor before surgery to understand what you can expect.
Physical therapy is often part of knee surgery recovery. Knee replacements typically involve several weeks of rehabilitation. Physical therapy will help you regain strength, flexibility, and function in your knee. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist about when it is safe to resume activities.
Dignity Health provides comprehensive knee surgery care with humankindness in Sacramento, CA and the surrounding areas.