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Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement services offered in Sunnyvale and Kaufman, TX

A severely damaged knee makes life painful and difficult, but the experts at Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute provide exceptional total knee replacement to improve your quality of life. Reed Bartz, MD, restores function to your knee at the office in Sunnyvale, Texas. Regain your mobility and call the specialists to schedule an appointment today. You can also reserve your spot through the online reservation system.

What is total knee replacement?

Total knee replacement, also referred to as arthroplasty, repairs a badly damaged knee. Sometimes, nonsurgical methods fail to provide enough support and surgery proves the best solution.

Total knee replacement removes joint tissue and replaces it with an artificial knee crafted from high-quality metals and plastic polymers. This new joint restores strength, stability, and mobility that were previously lost. 

Do I need total knee replacement?

A damaged knee is usually caused by an injury or several pre-existing conditions. Oftentimes, these factors generate pain and make daily activities impossible. Common causes contributing to an unusable knee include:

  • Age-related conditions, such as osteoarthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis
  • Injury and post-traumatic arthritis

Total knee replacement makes relief possible. Reed Bartz, MD, provides quality, custom care to ensure an exceptional surgery process.

What can I expect during total knee replacement?

Before your surgery, your Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute provider conducts a physical exam, including diagnostic tests such as blood work and X-rays, to make sure the procedure is safe for you. Once cleared, the team administers anesthesia to provide comfort and reduce pain.

While under the effects of anesthesia, Dr. Bartz removes all damaged joint surfaces and makes room for the artificial knee. Once completed, he inserts the prosthetic and tests for proper movement before suturing any wounds. This process usually takes about two hours.

Total knee replacement possesses some inherent risks such as nerve damage, prolonged pain, and implant failure. Contact Dr. Bartz immediately if you experience any of these rare symptoms.

What can I expect after total knee replacement?

Typically, recipients of total knee replacement go home the same day of surgery and require one to two hours of recovery in the clinic. Dr. Bartz provides medication to mitigate and prevent pain.

The team will instruct you on how to perform several exercises that encourage blood flow and recovery to the treatment area. Additionally, this helps prevent the formation of blood clots. Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute also creates a customized physical therapy regimen with follow-up visits to the office to ensure proper healing and care.

Call the Sunnyvale, Texas, office to schedule an appointment and determine if total knee replacement is right for you. If calling isn’t ideal, you can also book online through the website’s secure portal.