Knee Replacement

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Trust the Providence Center for Orthopaedics for a total knee replacement, and reclaim your freedom to move. Your knee pain will be gone, mobility will be restored, and life will be normal again. That’s what you get with Washington D.C.’s leading joint replacement surgeons, nurses and rehab specialists.

Types of Knee Procedures

In knee replacement surgery degenerated and worn portions of the knee are surgically removed and re-positioned into normal alignment. Knee replacement implants include a metal alloy on the bottom of the thighbone and polyethylene (plastic) on the top of the tibia and underneath the kneecap. The implant is designed to create a new, smoothly functioning joint that prevents painful bone-on-bone contact. Your surgeon may elect to replace all or part of your knee, depending on your condition and the extent to which your knee is affected by arthritis.

Partial Knee Replacement

Partial knee replacement, also known as uni-compartmental knee replacement, involves resurfacing the damaged portions of the knee while leaving healthy areas intact. The cartilage covering the femur and tibia becomes worn, and the underlying bone develops spurs and various irregularities which produce knee pain and loss of knee motion. This procedure is most commonly performed on the inside (medial) section of the knee but in some cases, it may also be performed on the outside (lateral) section of the knee as well.

Total Knee Replacement

A total knee replacement, also known as a total knee arthroplasty, repositions the knee into proper alignment and replicates the original function, allowing for a near-normal range of motion. Common reasons for undergoing knee surgery include severe pain, stiffness, chronic inflammation, degeneration that limits everyday activities, pain that interferes with sleep and mild knee deformity such as bowing inward (varus) or outward (valgus). Although knee replacements provide excellent results and patient satisfaction, they are typically reserved for patients who have exhausted other options in order to minimize the need for future revision procedures to repair or replace worn components.

Torn ACL

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments that are crucial to the stability of your knee. It is a strong fibrous tissue that connects the femur to the tibia. A partial or complete tear of your ACL will cause your knee to become less stable and feel as though your knee is about to give out. There are a number of different graft options to replace your torn ACL. Your surgeon will select the option that is best for you. We also treat a variety of other knee conditions such as meniscus problems, patella or knee cap pain and synovial problems.

Award Winning Care

Providence Center for Orthopaedics has received the Blue Cross Distinction Center Award from Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Center was selected for the award based upon three criteria: expertise of the medical team, the number of hip and knee surgeries performed each year, and a proven track record of excellent results. According to Blue Cross Blue Shield, hospitals that receive the award are selected because they have proven to outperform their peers in the region in the areas of quality, safety, and efficiency. As a distinction center, Blue Cross Blue Shield members can go online and find the best place to have their hip or knee surgery in the area – Providence being one of only two hospitals in the DC metro area with this designation as a Blue Cross Distinction Center.

What Does Knee Replacement Involve?

Providence Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Marc Rankin uses a model of a leg bone and a thigh bone to demonstrate how knee replacement surgery is done, as featured on a NIH Health Video.

Contact Us

Connect with one of our Orthopaedic Physicians by calling our physician referral services line at 1-855-823-9355.

Main hospital Phone: (202) 854 7000

Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20017 2180