Experienced knee replacement surgeons in Denver
At Swedish Medical Center, our joint doctors are trained and experienced in the various types of knee pain. We work with you to teach you about your condition and your 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 calling our total joint program coordinator at (303) 788-6682.
What causes knee pain?
The knee is one of the most complicated joints in your body. It is made up of the knee cap (patella), the upper bone (femur) and lower bone (tibia). All of these are held together with ligaments, tendons and muscles. Cartilage provides a cushion between the bones and enables them to move smoothly.
There are many reasons why your knee may hurt. It could be due to knee osteoarthritis, injury or overuse catching up with you as you age. Whatever the reason for your pain, our orthopedic 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
- A plastic and metal part covering the tibia surface
- A plastic part that resurfaces the kneecap
Together, these can make the knee work smoothly without pain.
Patients should attend our joint replacement pre-surgical class for more information on what to expect before, during and after your surgery. You should also review our knee replacement patient manual prior to having your procedure.