Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique that allows surgeons to examine the inside of the knee and perform surgery, if necessary. During arthroscopic surgery, doctors make a tiny incision and works with cameras no bigger than a pencil to look inside the joint. This close up view can help doctors determine if someone needs a knee replacement and the kind of knee replacement needed. Thanks to the small incision, most patients feel less pain and experience faster recovery after arthroscopic surgery, compared to traditional surgery.
In total knee replacement surgery, doctors remove the bone and cartilage around the knee and replaced them with an artificial device to eliminate pain and restore joint movement. AnMed Health’s orthopaedists are experts in using the latest computer-assisted technology to precisely align your implant. In computer-assisted surgery, orthopedists use infrared and electromagnetic devices to see inside your knee during the surgery. Another option may be minimally invasive surgery, which uses smaller incisions in certain patients who have uncomplicated conditions.
Education is important for a successful joint replacement. AnMed Health Total Joint Academy blends education with group exercise and therapy to help total joint replacement patients make a speedier recovery. Our highly trained staff is dedicated to getting you back to your active lifestyle promptly with rehabilitation.
AnMed Health is designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.