Total Knee Replacement
Knee replacement surgery is performed for patients who have arthritis of the knee and who have failed non operative modalities. Prior to knee replacement surgery Dr. Mayman will review all non-operative modalities including activity modification, anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, viscosupplementation injections or partial knee replacement surgery.
Knee replacement surgery resurfaces the ends of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone).
Surgery takes approximately 1.5 hours and is done as an in patient procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Patients begin physical therapy on the day of their surgery and are usually walking with a cane by the time of discharge.
Optimal outcome from knee replacement surgery depends on a multitude of factors including; appropriate anesthesia and post operative pain management, excellent physical therapy, a dedicated patient and optimal sizing and positioning of implants. Over the last number of years Dr. Mayman has been involved in the development of computerized guides and patient matched solutions to ensure optimal accuracy in the operating room.
- Patient Matched