Knee Replacement

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More people in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Orthopedic Institute when they’re ready for knee replacement surgery.

Our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons are innovators in minimally invasive techniques that can get you back to your active life faster and with less pain.

We perform thousands of joint replacements every year for people who have been struggling with the pain and limitations of damaged or diseased knee joints. Our providers have the expertise and experience to get you moving again with less pain and fewer complications.

Our joint replacement patients typically are walking around within a couple hours of their surgery and home the same day.

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Depending on your condition, the extent of any arthritis and your health history, your provider may recommend a partial knee replacement or a total knee replacement.

The Newest Procedures for Total or Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

Recognized as a Center of Excellence in knee replacement surgery, Norton Orthopedic Institute stays abreast of rapidly developing knee replacement advances. Our surgeons are leaders in the field and employ the latest technology to give you a more natural feeling knee and faster recovery.

Precision is the key to a new knee that feels like it should. Norton Orthopedic Institute surgeons have a number of advanced tools to achieve the precise placement of your new joint with as little damage to surrounding tissue as possible.

Just in the past few years, the advances in knee replacement surgery have been stunning.

Among the tools are options for robotic-assisted knee replacement to best match your condition.

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Total Knee Replacement Surgery

The pain you’re feeling is likely the result of arthritis or another condition that has worn away and damaged bone and cartilage at the bottom of your thighbone, top of your shin and possibly part of the back of your kneecap.

By removing the damaged area and replacing it with a new joint made mostly of metal and high-grade plastics to provide smooth motion, we can restore your ability to move while dramatically reducing your pain.

Our surgeons use advanced, minimally invasive tools and techniques and can position the new joint with precision to match your unique anatomy. By fine-tuning the placement of your new knee to within a millimeter or two, we can achieve a more natural feeling in your new knee than could have been achieved just a couple years ago.

Knee replacement without the assistance of a robot continue to produce excellent results. For knee replacement patients who want to return to a more active lifestyle, robot-assisted arthroplasty offers another level of precision to fine-tune the alignment of the new joint.

Greater precision allows the surgeon to get closer to restoring the patient’s normal anatomy and balance the soft tissues, and it may help patients recover faster and end pain medication sooner.

For some patients, a partial knee replacement may be the best course. The part of your knee at the bottom of the thigh bone has two surfaces that should glide easily across the top of your shin bone. One is on the inner part of your knee and the other on the outer part.

While a total knee replacement addresses both surfaces, a partial knee replacement deals with just one. The side that is damaged gets a metal cap that glides against a new metal and plastic piece at the top of your shinbone.

CORI Knee Replacement System

The CORI Surgical System, a robotics-assisted knee replacement surgery tool, combined with the widest selection of implants available, allows your surgeon to place the new joint with an alignment that more closely matches that of your healthy knee.

The system’s 3D digital modeling is used to develop a surgical plan customized to the patient’s anatomy. This means Norton Orthopedic Institute surgeons can perform the procedure more accurately than traditional knee replacement surgery.

ROSA Knee Replacement System

Norton Orthopedic Institute has the most experience with the ROSA Knee System, another robotics-assisted knee replacement tool.

In addition to its superior precision, the system uses lower-radiation X-rays to create a 3D model of the existing anatomy so surgeons can plan specifics of the replacement ahead of time.

How Long Does a Knee Replacement Last?

The vast majority of knee replacements last 20 years or more.

Many factors can affect how long it will be before your new knee wears out. Your age, the amount of effort you put in preparing for knee replacement and other factors such as weight can affect how long your knee will last.

“Prehabilitation” (prehab) efforts also can speed your recovery from knee replacement surgery. Daily exercises leading up to surgery can strengthen your muscles and give you a head start on your post-surgical rehabilitation.

Your insurance plan may require you to try physical therapy and injections before any surgery.

Care That’s Focused on You

  • Minimally invasive procedures can have you home quickly with less pain and faster recovery.
  • Sophisticated pain management aims to keep you comfortable and safe.
  • We have a deep commitment to getting you moving again and managing your pain so you can keep up with your physical therapy.
  • With 30 orthopedic locations in Louisville, Southern Indiana and surrounding communities, we have specialists near you.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more, anytime, from a computer or mobile device with a free MyNortonChart account.

Why Choose Norton Orthopedic Institute

More patients choose Norton Orthopedic Institute for hip or knee replacements and other orthopedic procedures than any other health care provider in Louisville or Southern Indiana.

  • More than 50 providers, including board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, offer care at 30 locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
  • U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospitals listings rated Norton Healthcare’s adult-service hospitals in Louisville as high performing in hip replacement and knee replacement.
  • Same-day appointments often are available.
  • Norton Healthcare is the first health system in the nation to be recognized as an Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence by DNV.
  • Our hip replacement specialists are pioneers in minimally invasive surgeries focused on minimizing pain and recovery time.
  • Robot-assisted surgical techniques improve precision for a more natural-feeling knee replacement to get you moving again.
  • Educational programs help patients prepare for joint replacement surgery and recovery.
  • Your free MyNortonChart account allows you to communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more from a mobile device or computer.

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