Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee replacement is a surgical procedure where damaged bone and cartilage
is removed from the surface of the knee joint and replaced with a metal
& plastic implant. Knee replacement surgery is typically recommended
to patients whose knees have not responded to other treatments and are
still suffering from pain during normal activities. A successful knee
replacement will relieve knee pain and allow you to be more active.
Knee Replacement Diagnosis
X-rays can be used to help determine the level of degeneration to the knee
joint and will reveal any bone defects or deformities. Our board certified
physicians will also assess the damage to the knee joint through a comprehensive
physical examination of the knee and patient history. To get a more detailed
view of the knee our physicians may schedule a Magnetic Resonance Imaging
scan (MRI) for you. This gives a clearer view of how the knee is being
impacted by the damage.
Advanced Knee Replacement Diagnosis
Knee replacement can be performed using minimally invasive surgery techniques
with small incisions. By using precise instruments, the incision(s) need
only be big enough to have the damaged cartilage & bone removed and
new implants inserted. Benefits of these minimally invasive knee replacement
procedures will include less pain after surgery. Less cutting allows for
quicker recovery and less time for knee rehabilitation.
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has an integrated program that
puts the patient experience first - designed around patient needs from
pre-surgery through rehabilitation.
Team of Orthopedic Experts
The decision to have knee replacement surgery is a cooperative one made
by you, your family, and your physician. Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare
System's team of board certified physicians perform hundreds of procedures
each year. They continually train to stay ahead of advancing surgical
techniques and technologies.
As a joint replacement center patient, your surgeon will be dedicated to
your case, and will follow you throughout your care here. Your physician,
and the entire health care team, is committed to your health and speedy recovery.
Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is the only hospital in Monterey
County offering computer assisted knee replacement surgery. Computer assisted
surgery (CAS) provides unparalleled accuracy in knee alignment, which
can have a dramatic impact on your recovery
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has earned The Joint Commission's
Gold Seal of Approval® for both hip and knee replacement at its Joint
Replacement Center of Excellence. SVMHS has become the first center in
Monterey County to earn this outstanding distinction. This award is only
given to organizations meeting the highest level of patient care as determined
by The Joint Commission's rigorous standards of quality and patient safety.