Knee replacement surgeons in and around Denver
We use knee replacement surgery to help you overcome chronic pain and get you moving again.
Whether you have arthritis or an injury, knee pain can control your life — but it doesn't have to. At OrthoONE, we specialize in partial and total knee replacement surgery — using minimally invasive robotic procedures whenever possible — to restore your function and increase your mobility.
Is joint pain affecting you?
If you are concerned about the health of your knees, our brief assessment helps you determine how joint pain may be affecting you and what you can do about it.
Conditions that may require knee replacement surgery
Chronic knee pain can make daily activities —like standing, walking or climbing stairs — very difficult. If your pain has gotten out of control, knee replacement surgery may be able to treat it, particularly if you are experiencing or have experienced:
- Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Traumatic knee injury
- Overuse injury
Knee replacements and related services we provide
Our primary objective is to minimize your pain and restore your body's functionality. We do this by partnering with you and designing a surgical care plan that works with your specific needs.
Advanced knee replacement technology
Over time, we have cultivated a reputation for positive patient outcomes, and this is because of our deeply-rooted commitment to bettering your health. Anything we can do to provide better outcomes for you is something we cherish, and that starts with implementing new technologies to further our surgical practices.
We treat every person that walks through our doors and their condition like the unique one that it is. We recognize that conventional knee replacement techniques may not be right for you, whether from a physiological or allergy standpoint. Nickel is frequently used in replacement joints and nickel allergies are extremely common. If this applies to you, we offer alternative replacement knee joints at all of our locations. We can also refer you to one of our affiliate facilities prior to surgery to be absolutely certain about any potential complications as a result of allergies to nickel or plastic or the bonding agent, otherwise known as bone cement.
Intraoperative computer navigation
One of the ways we have continued to evolve our surgical processes is through the use of hand-held computer navigation units. These systems provide your surgeon with real-time navigation and alignment information, creating a more accurate, minimally invasive surgical alignment without insertion of a rod. Traditional rods can affect your recovery and cause more bleeding from the bone.
Our computer navigation units are about the size of a smartphone and act as a GPS for your surgeon, using sophisticated micro-sensors to ensure accuracy and reduce the risk of malalignment. These sensors deploy the same precision technology that is used by rockets, missiles and airplanes, and we are proud to be able to bring this added level of accuracy to your procedure.
Press fit knee replacement
Otherwise known as "press fit arthroplasty," this type of knee replacement surgery is accomplished without the use of bone cement or glue, which, traditionally, attaches the artificial knee to the bone. Instead, they use porous metal implants that allow your bone to grow and permanently bond to the implant without the use of cement. So, whether you have an allergy to bone cement or not, if you and your surgeon mutually agree to move forward with a press fit knee replacement, you ultimately won't have to worry about potential issues resulting from cement breakdown.
Minimally invasive robotic knee surgery
All of our services are designed to meet your unique needs to provide better, more effective treatments. This is why our orthopedic surgeons use minimally invasive techniques.
These minimally invasive procedures use leading-edge technology for precise incisions and implant placement, enabling a more positive outcome for you. Robotic knee replacements also bring about faster recovery times, shorter hospital stays, higher success rates and a more natural feeling knee.
We offer robot-assisted knee replacement procedures at:
Types of knee replacements we offer
When nonsurgical means have proven ineffective, knee replacement surgery can become necessary to restore function and get you moving again. Knee replacement surgery can bring about less pain, increased quality of life and revived mobility and function after just a few months of rehabilitation.
There are two types of knee replacement surgeries that we offer:
Total knee replacement
Total knee replacement replaces your entire joint with artificial prosthetics. During the procedure, your surgeon will move the patella (kneecap) to the side before removing the damaged portions of your femur (thighbone), tibia (shinbone), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and, if necessary depending on your condition, the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). The tibia and femur are then capped with metal implants that recreate the surface of the joint, while the undersurface of the patella is resurfaced with plastic prosthetics.
Partial knee replacement
Partial knee replacement surgery is performed to replace only a portion of your damaged knee. Usually, the procedure is done with smaller incisions, which decreases your recovery time and allows you to resume normal activities faster. Although not everyone is a suitable candidate for the procedure, a partial knee replacement tends to be a better option for people who may be too young or too active for a total knee replacement.
Our physicians perform both medial compartment (inside portion of the knee) and patellofemoral (kneecap and the groove it sits in) partial replacement surgery.