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A total knee replacement involves replacing the natural, damaged joint with an artificial joint, which is fused to the bone on both sides and allows the joint to bend freely and painlessly.
By using minimally invasive surgical techniques Dr. Kaplan is able to perform the operation with less trauma to the soft tissues, muscles, and tendons around the joint and reducing the risk of surgical and post-operative complications.
A partial knee replacement involves a small metal and polyethylene (plastic) prosthesis that is used to resurface only the portion of the knee that is damaged.
Knee arthroscopy is typically an outpatient procedure. That means that you will go home on the same day of surgery.