Orthopedic Knee Treatment in Northern Michigan
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.
ROSA Robot-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery
Robot-assisted knee replacement is here in Northern Michigan. Using ROSA’s leading-edge blueprint technology helps us to custom fit your knee implant, allowing for a far more precise surgical experience that can lead to faster recovery with less pain. ROSA is available in both Grayling and Traverse City.
Knee arthroscopy is used to find and treat many types of knee problems, such as tears in the meniscal cartilage, joint loose bodies, or ACL tears. Only a few incisions are needed for this surgery.
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 provider will discuss the options that will best relieve your osteoarthritis symptoms.
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.