Knee Replacement Surgery Specialist
If you suffer from intense knee pain that doesn’t go away despite treatment, it may be time to consider knee surgery. Expert orthopedic surgeon Dr. Faisal Mahmood and Dr. Ahmad Badri of One Oak Medical performs a wide range of knee surgery procedures at the practice’s offices in Wayne, Paramus, Middletown, and Point Pleasant, New Jersey, as well as Staten Island, New York. For the highest quality care in knee arthroscopy and knee replacement surgery, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Knee Replacement Surgery Q & A
What is knee replacement surgery?
Knee replacement surgery, also called knee arthroplasty, relieves pain and improves mobility in a diseased or injured knee joint. Dr. Mahmood or Dr. Badri removes damaged tissue from your knee and resurfaces the ends of your bones with artificial components. The components are made from high-quality metal and plastic.
Depending on the severity of your condition, your surgeon performs total or partial knee replacement surgery.
Total Knee Replacement
This procedure completely resurfaces the ends of your thighbone and shinbone that meet to form your knee joint.
Partial knee replacement
If the joint damage is isolated to a small part of your knee, your doctor may perform partial, or unicompartmental, knee replacement. This involves resurfacing only a portion of the knee instead of the entire joint.
When is knee replacement surgery necessary?
The most common reason for getting knee replacement surgery is to relieve painful and debilitating symptoms of knee arthritis. Other reasons Dr. Mahmood or Dr. Badri may recommend knee surgery include:
- Severe knee pain and stiffness that interferes with your everyday activities
- Moderate to severe knee pain during rest
- Long-lasting knee inflammation and swelling that doesn’t go away with treatment
- Knee deformities such as bowing
What is knee arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat a variety of knee conditions. Compared to open surgery, arthroscopy requires much smaller incisions, usually about a centimeter in size.
Your doctor inserts a thin, specialized instrument called an arthroscope into these incisions. The arthroscope has a camera lens and lighting device that provides a detailed, magnified image of the inside of your knee.
When is knee arthroscopy necessary?
In addition to visually examining and diagnosing conditions, your surgeon performs many knee procedures arthroscopically, such as:
- Repair or removal of torn meniscus
- Reconstruction of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- Removal of inflamed tissue
- Trimming damaged cartilage
- Removal of bone fragments or loose cartilage
- Treatment of knee infections
Treatment of kneecap problems
If you’ve experienced a recent knee injury or have persistent pain and stiffness, call One Oak Medical or schedule an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and treatment.