Total Knee Replacement Surgery in Denver
The joint replacement surgeons at Swedish Medical Center in Denver are committed to providing the highest level of orthopedic care for patients undergoing knee replacement surgery. We combine patient education, personalized attention, physical therapy and the most advanced joint replacement methods and technologies to create one of the best knee replacement programs in Denver.
Tired of being slowed down by your aching knee? Get started on the road to a healthier you by signing up for one of our free joint replacement seminars.
Why Choose Swedish’s Orthopedic Surgeons?
The nurses, physical therapists and physicians at Swedish give you the support you need from your initial assessment to your recovery. Our state-of-the art facility is equipped to provide you the maximum amount of comfort during your stay. We have the most experienced surgeons and caregivers in the region.
What Happens During Knee Replacement Surgery?
The knee is one of the most complicated joints in the body, consisting of the kneecap (patella), the upper bone (femur) and lower bone (tibia). All of these are all bound together with ligaments, tendons and muscles. Cartilage provides a cushion between the bones and enables them to move smoothly.
There are many possible causes of your knee pain, ranging from knee osteoarthritis, injury or over usage catching up with you as you age. Whatever the reason for your knee pain, our orthopedic doctors and specialists can help you get back to doing the things you love.
Total knee replacement surgery involves replacing the knee with an artificial joint made up of three parts:
- A metal part covering the femur surface (femoral component)
- A plastic and metal part covering the tibia surface (tibial component)
- A plastic part that resurfaces the kneecap (patella button)
When in place, these reconstruct the knee into a functional hinge joint. After a successful operation, the knee is progressively less painful and has good motion.
Mako Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
In addition to traditional knee replacement surgery, our team is also skilled in the Mako partial knee replacement procedure. Mako is ideal for patients with early-to-mid-stage osteoarthritis. This procedure protects the healthy bone and surrounding tissue and offers a much shorter recovery than traditional knee replacement.