Is an injury or pain in your knee limiting your activities and keeping you from fully experiencing life? At UofL Health – Orthopedics, our team of game changing experts is dedicated to getting you back to the life you deserve through minimally invasive knee replacement procedures. Depending on the severity of your pain and your health history, our team may recommend either a partial or total knee replacement.

Partial Knee Replacement

Patients who have only one area of damaged bone and cartilage might be eligible for a uni-compartmental knee replacement, also known as a partial knee replacement. As the name suggests, this procedure replaces only the damaged area and leaves the rest of the knee, including all the ligaments. Only a small incision is needed and recovery time is much faster than a total knee replacement.

A partial knee replacement may not be the best option for all patients. Because only part of the knee is replaced in a partial knee replacement, additional surgery may be needed in the future.

Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement surgery is recommended when arthritis or other conditions have damaged the knee bone and significant pain is occurring. State-of-the-art implants made from titanium, chrome-cobalt, ceramics and cross-link polyethylene are used in knee replacement surgeries. In total knee replacement surgery, our team will work to first remove the bone from the damaged area and replace it with extreme precision. The new joint is customized directly for you based on your needs and will make mobility of the joint much easier.

For an even higher level of precision, UofL Health offers robotic-arm assisted knee replacement surgery. Robotic technology allows for the highest success levels in knee replacement surgeries.

MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

UofL Health – Jewish Hospital offers state of the art MAKO robotic-arm assisted surgeries for knee replacement. The Jewish Hospital Total Joint Replacement Program has performed more than 3,000 MAKO robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures.

During surgery, the MAKO system accurately determines the implant size and provides exact placement of the implant based on the individual patient’s bone anatomy. The robotic arm of the MAKO system helps the surgeon to make precise bone cuts and place the total knee implant to exactly match the patient’s anatomy based on the preoperative plan. 

ROSA Robotic Knee Replacement

UofL Health – Jewish Hospital also offers robotics-assisted knee replacement using the ROSA Robotic Knee Replacement System. This system allows surgeons to examine a 3D model of the knee through X-rays to plan out the surgery in advance.

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