Knee Replacement

Anterior view of the right knee

Our orthopedic team performs over 500 knee and hip replacements each year. Several different types of surgeries are available, talk with your doctor to determine which is best for you.

Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement involves removing all the damaged bone and cartilage in your knee, after which a new, artificial knee (called a prosthesis) is placed. This prevents further bone-on-bone erosion, restoring your mobility. Total knee replacement surgery is the procedure of choice for patients with debilitating arthritis of the knee. It is a common operation (over 250,000 performed in the U.S. annually) with a very high success rate. It is important to remember that it is a major operation, and a thorough medical evaluation prior to surgery is required.

Our surgeons are specially trained in the use of state-of-the-art instruments and surgical techniques to optimize your prospect for a durable and long-lasting knee. It is our mission to customize your surgery with components that best fit your level of activity and lifestyle goals.

Customized Knee Replacement

ValleyCare was the first center in Northern California to offer DePuy Orthopedics TruMatch® Personalized Solutions for knee replacement. This technology helps to ensure that precise sizing and alignment is achieved for each individual patient. This offers the potential for a longer-lasting and better-functioning joint over time.

Partial Knee Replacement

Partial knee replacement, also known as unicompartmental arthroplasty, is the procedure of choice for patients who have debilitating arthritis affecting only one part of the knee. Partial knee replacement is surgery to replace a section of a damaged knee. It involves a similar process of removing damaged cartilage, and then that section is replaced with a prosthesis. Typically, the surgical incision is smaller, and recovery times are much faster. Not all people with arthritis are good candidates for a partial knee replacement. Our surgeons will help you decide whether or not a partial knee replacement is right for you.

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