Knees

Having healthy knees is required to perform most everyday activities. The most common cause of chronic knee pain and disability is arthritis. Munson Healthcare’s orthopedic team includes board-certified orthopedic surgeons, including two orthopedic specialists who are fellowship trained for knee revisions and reconstruction surgery. They have advanced training and expertise in these procedures. 

 

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Knee Arthroscopy

This service is available at these locations: Cadillac Hospital, Charlevoix Hospital, Grayling Hospital, Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, Manistee Hospital, Munson Medical Center.

Partial Knee Replacement

During knee replacement surgery, damaged bone and cartilage is resurfaced with metal and plastic components. In unicompartmental knee replacement, also called "partial" knee replacement, only a portion of the knee is resurfaced. This procedure is an alternative to total knee replacement for patients whose disease is limited to just one area of the knee.

There are a range of treatments for knee osteoarthritis and your doctor will discuss the options that will best relieve your osteoarthritis symptoms.

This service is available at these locations: Cadillac Hospital, Charlevoix Hospital, Grayling Hospital, Manistee Hospital, Munson Medical Center.

Total Knee Replacement

More than 90 percent of people who have total knee replacement surgery experience a dramatic reduction of knee pain and a significant improvement in the ability to perform common activities of daily living. But total knee replacement will not allow you to do more than you could before you developed arthritis. Your orthopedic surgeon will explain all of the potential benefits, risks, and complications associated with total and partial knee replacement.

This service is available at these locations: Cadillac Hospital, Charlevoix Hospital, Grayling Hospital, Manistee Hospital, Munson Medical Center.