Knees are the most commonly replaced joint and have the highest success rate. Improved surgical techniques have shortened typical recovery time to weeks rather than months. Knee replacements typically last 10 - 15 years.
Knee Procedures Include
- Knee Resurfacing
- Revision of Total Knee
- Patellar Surgery
- Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Arthroscopy is Most Commonly Used For
- Removal or repair of torn meniscal cartilage
- Reconstruction of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL injuries)
- Trimming of torn pieces of articular cartilage
- Removal of loose fragments of bone or cartilage
- Removal of inflamed synovial tissue
Home Care Options
Comfort Care Home Health & Hospice's rehabilitation team is specially trained and skilled to care for you in the comfort and familiarity of your own home. Be sure to discuss your discharge needs with your surgeon and family prior to surgery. The Care Manager will assist you and your family in finalizing these plans before you leave.
MAKOplasty Surgical Procedure
MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis in the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee. The benefit of this procedure is that only the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, sparing healthy bone and surrounding tissue.
Characteristics of a Candidate for MAKOplasty
- Knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee and/or under the knee cap, or the outer knee
- Start-up knee pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
- Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication
As part of preparation for the procedure, the surgeon uses MAKOplasty's robotic technology to develop a three-dimensional pre-surgical picture of the joint. During surgery, the robotic device provides the surgeon with real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback to aid in optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. It is this precise placement that leads to more natural knee motion following surgery.
Patient Care Team
Our Orthopedic Navigator plays an important role in your care at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. The navigator can help answer your questions, provide pre-surgical information, and assist with your discharge to ensure it goes smoothly. They help improve physician alignment by reducing communication barriers and help patients develop their own goals.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please call 757-312-6758.
Preparing for Surgery
Just as each person is an individual, so too, is every surgery. To best serve you, our process is customized to meet your individual needs and the needs of your surgeon.
You are encouraged to be an active participant in your healthcare and to ask questions. The staff at Chesapeake Regional is committed to providing you with the best care and information available. Please review the Patients & Visitors section of the website for more information.
What About Anesthesia?
Anesthesia is a vital part of the surgical process. Your anesthesiologist needs to know about all your medical and surgical history, especially any problems or conditions with your heart or lungs. Anesthesiologists are medical doctors educated in administering anesthesia and managing your care before, during and after surgery.
Please bring all paperwork with you to Pre-Surgery Admission Testing
- Complete medical and surgical history
- Complete list of all medications including dosage Pre-Surgery Testing
- Previous lab work
- Previous electrocardiogram (EKG's)
- Physician orders
- Clearance papers