Total Knee Replacement - Surgery Basics
Knee replacement surgery is often called total knee replacement or complete knee replacement to differentiate it with a partial knee replacement. In a total knee replacement, of course, one of our San Francisco knee surgeons will replace your knee in its totality. Another term for this is knee arthroplasty.
Knee surgery of any type, including total knee replacement surgery, is indicated when a patient suffers from chronic and debilitating pain. Many patients succumb to such pains in their later years, as the joint ages and/or suffers from conditions such as osteoarthritis or even knee diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Still others who end up with a total knee replacement are injured previously in life due to sport's injuries.
Whatever the case, a total knee replacement can be an excellent option for many patients. People living throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Marin County, San Mateo County and elsewhere are often active people. A total or complete knee replacement can help them to stay active, thereby increasing their well-being and overall health.
One of the newer options is a custom knee replacement. In a custom knee replacement, the surgeon works with you to customize the artificial knee so that it is nearly a 'perfect match' with your body type.
The first step towards finding the best knee surgeon for you, and best knee surgical options, is to request an initial consult. Our goal at CPMC is to recognize that there is no single best knee surgeon or surgery but rather to work with each individual patient to craft a knee surgery plan that will result in the best outcome for that unique patient.
About the Joint Replacement Center, CPMC San Francisco
The Joint Replacement Center is a branch of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, based in San Francisco, California and treating patients in San Francisco, Marin County, Oakland, and throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our top orthopedic surgeons provide specialized surgical services for treating conditions of the hip, knee and shoulder. We consider our surgical team to be among the best surgeons, physicians, nurses, and doctors, working together to provide personalized treatment plans for procedures such as joint replacement, total or partial knee replacement surgery, total or partial hip replacement surgery, shoulder surgery and even elbow surgeries. If you are looking to consult with one of the top Bay Area joint, hip, knee, elbow or shoulder surgeons, reach out and make an appointment. The first step towards finding the best surgeon for you is an initial consultation.
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