Knee Replacement


Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement Options:

Partial Knee Replacement: The partial knee implant is a unique alternative to total knee replacement. Designed to repair only the medial portion of the knee, the partial knee is less invasive than total knee replacement which typically means less post-operative pain and more rapid recovery.

Patient-Personalized Knee for Total Knee Replacement: With total knee replacement, the diseased bone and cartilage are removed and resurfaced with orthopedic implants designed to recreate the natural contours of healthy bones. Much like natural cartilage, the metal and polyethylene (plastic) implants allow the bones to smoothly glide against each other. With typical knee replacement surgery, surgeons use X-rays to choose joint replacement component sizes. During the procedure they use an assortment of instruments to verify component sizing and establish proper positioning and alignment, and sometimes instruments need to be placed inside the femur and/or tibia to assist with alignment. At Sauk Prairie Healthcare, we offer total knee replacement that utilizes a 3-D MRI of the patient’s knee to create personalized positioning guides that don’t require instrumentation of the bone canal, thus allowing for a potentially less invasive procedure. These cutting guides indicate exactly where bone cuts should be made so the knee replacement better fits the patient’s unique anatomy. This system also provides more detail and precision to the surgeon before the procedure so that he or she can efficiently plan the best position and alignment of the implant.

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Joint Replacement at Sauk Prairie Healthcare:

Sauk Prairie Healthcare is proud to have the area’s most respected joint replacement program. Since 2008, we’ve offered a team approach to care, connecting patients with every member of their care team, as well as incorporating family involvement and group support to encourage and motivate patients in their recovery. The Joint Health Center within our new hospital includes spacious, private rooms as well as a group physical therapy room, making for a comfortable, healing environment where patients can focus on getting back on their feet.

Our Joint Health Center Features:

  • Nurses, therapists and certified nursing assistants who specialize in the care of joint patients
  • Private rooms
  • Emphasis on group activities as well as individual care
  • Family and friends educated to participate as “coaches” in the recovery process
  • A Joint Care Coordinator who assists with coordinating all preoperative care and discharge planning
  • A comprehensive patient guide for you to follow from six weeks pre-op until three months
  • Coordinated after-care program
  • Reunion luncheons for former patients and coaches
  • Daily newsletters, during your hospitalization to keep you informed of the activities in the Joint Health Center

Orthopedic Joint Health Center

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