Total Knee Replacement
Overview
Total Knee Replacement
   Total Knee replacement is considered when arthritis is in its advanced stages.  This will manifest itself as persistent pain, limited function or significant bone loss.  Surgery is reserved for those conditions that no longer respond to conservative care.

    As with the hip, there are many surgical options.  Dr. Gilbert uses minimally invasive techniques when possible.  He also uses titanium and cobalt chrome implants with highly cross linked high molecular weight polyethylene inserts.  

    Computer navigation is used for all knee replacements.  This remarkable technology is not oftened used by other surgeons, but helps to ensure accurate placement of the components, a more natural feeling knee and longevity of the replacement.

    We use a wide variety of implants to accommodate all shapes, sizes and deformities.  Dr. Gilbert does revision surgeries and has experience with some of the most complex cases.

    The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons web site, www.aaos.org, has excellent information resources under Patient Information and the Education Library.