Total Knee Replacement
Osteoarthritis is the wearing or thinning of the cartilage covering the ends of the knee bones, resulting in swelling, inflammation and pain. For some, total or partial knee replacement – where the ends of the knee bones are resurfaced by capping them with metal or plastic implants – provides welcome relief. Currently, three total knee replacement options, depending on individual assessment, are available. All three are part of the Journey II CR Knee System:
- Journey II XR (cruciate retaining): If both ACL and PCL ligaments are present and functional. Click here for more information.
- CR (posterior cruciate retaining): If ACL is non-functional or deficient
- BCS (bi-cruciate sustaining): If neither ACL nor PCL are functional
Revision Total Knee Replacement
While the majority of knee replacements are successful and long-lasting, some replacements fail, and a second surgery – or revision total knee replacement – must be performed. In revision, some or all of the original implants are replaced. The primary revision knee option available at Bowling Orthopedics is:
- Legion Total Knee System: Although used primarily in “repeat or re-do” knees, Legion’s versatility has a place amid complicated primary knee options.
Partial Knee Replacement (Unicompartmental)
The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is a major knee ligament. Tearing or otherwise compromising this ligament, usually through sports-related activity, can be painful and lead to instability. Surgical treatment is often required.
Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses small, pencil-thin instruments, including a camera, to diagnose and treat the knee.