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Knee Replacement

Louisville’s Destination for Knee Replacement Surgery

More people in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Orthopedic Institute for orthopedic care, including knee replacement surgery than any other provider. Our more than 50 providers, including board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic physicians, are innovators in new techniques  that can get you moving faster and with less pain.

Treatment options range from physical therapy and medication to surgical repairs to partial or total knee replacement. Our skilled providers will listen to you and use their experience to recommend the best solution.

Expertise That Gets You Back Your Life

We care for thousands of people with knee conditions every year. That means our providers have the commitment and experience to give you a precise diagnosis and get you moving again with less pain and fewer complications.

In fact, our joint replacement patients are usually up and walking within two hours of the procedure.

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.

Partial vs. Total Knee Replacement

In a partial knee replacement, the surgeon removes either the inside (medial) or outside (lateral) compartments of the knee joint. The surgeon then replaces it with artificial parts.

In a total knee replacement, the surgeon will replace the ends of the femur and tibia with metal and plastic pieces. The surgeon may place a plastic button on the back of the kneecap to replace worn-out cartilage.

Your insurance company 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.

About Norton Orthopedic Institute

Norton Orthopedic Institute has more orthopedic specialists caring for more patients than any other health care provider in Louisville, Kentucky, or in Southern Indiana.

  • We have more than 50 providers, including board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at 30 locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
  • We offer same-day appointments.
  • The Norton Orthopedic Institute hip and knee replacement program has been certified as a center of excellence by DNV GL Healthcare USA as meeting guidelines of the American College of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
  • Our hip replacement specialists are pioneers in minimally invasive surgeries focused on minimizing pain and recovery time.
  • State-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques improve precision for a more natural-feeling knee replacement to get you moving again.
  • Participate in online seminars from home to learn what to expect before, during and after a hip or knee replacement.
  • We have sports medicine specialists who understand the stresses on an athlete’s body and have the expertise to provide the right treatment for your injury.
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