Total knee replacement surgery in Denver
At Swedish, our joint doctors are specially trained and experienced in treating knee pain. We work with you to first teach you about your condition and treatment options. Then, we create a plan with you that may include anything from physical therapy to advanced joint reconstruction.
Tired of being slowed down by your aching knee? Get started on the road to a healthier you by finding a Swedish knee expert!
Our personalized attention and advanced technology (including partial knee robotic arm surgery) help create one of the best knee replacement programs in Denver.
What causes knee pain?
The knee is one of the most complicated joints in the body. It is made up of the kneecap (patella), the upper bone (femur) and lower bone (tibia). All of these are all heled together with ligaments, tendons and muscles. Cartilage provides a cushion between the bones and enables them to move smoothly.
There are many reasons your knee may hurt. It could be due to 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.
What happens during knee replacement surgery?
During total knee replacement surgery, our surgeons replace 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)
Together, these can make the knee work smoothly without pain.
Why choose Swedish’s orthopedic surgeons?
We are recognized as a regional leader in knee treatment. But more importantly, our nurses, physical therapists and physicians give you unique support every step of the way — from initial assessment through rehabilitation.
Plus, our state-of-the art facility has the latest technology and many unique comforts to make your stay safe, efficient and comfortable.
Robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement
In addition to traditional knee replacement surgery, our team is also skilled in the Mako robotic-assisted partial and total knee replacement procedures. During these surgeries, the surgeon uses the Mako robotic-arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage. Mako technology was designed to help surgeons provide patients with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy.Learn more about robotic-arm assisted surgery