Same-Day Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement Surgery with Leading-Edge Technology to Restore Your Active Lifestyle

Dr. Conlan has been performing Robotic-assisted Total Knee and Partial Knee Replacement surgery since 2017. He had extensive experience with Computer-Assisted total knee replacements when it was first developed. He has used computer-generated cutting block total knee replacement and has always used minimally-invasive surgical techniques to perform total knee replacements. He has extensive experience with the NAVIO Robotic system.

Ambulatory Outpatient Arthroplasty procedures along with Robotic technology is his most recent emphasis. “Total Knee and Partial Knee replacement have changed dramatically over the last several years.” He performs these surgical procedures at the Ohio Specialty Surgical Suites, OS3. He has a proven track record of successful results and satisfied patients.

Not all patients are happy with their knee replacement. “Newer technologies such as Robotics should allow more accurate placement of the implants and a more natural feeling knee replacement.”

Partial Knee Replacements are not appropriate for all knee arthritis patients but may allow a patient with knee pain to keep more of their own anatomy when performing a knee replacement. This allows for a quicker recovery and less surgical risk. But not everyone is a candidate. Using Robotics allows for more precise placement of the implants.

Newer Total Knee Replacements that keep all your native ligaments (ACL and PCL) have now been released. The Robotic surgical technology allows these implants to be put in more accurately. Not everyone has all their native ligaments, and for those patients newer designed implants allow the knee replacement to mimic the natural motion of your own knee.

Same Day Ambulatory Knee Replacement in Canton, Ohio

Traditionally performed as inpatient hospital procedures, both total and partial knee replacement can now be done without a stay in the hospital. This allows a patient to go home safely and start the recovery in their home. “I have been doing these surgeries since 2016 at our Ambulatory Surgery Center, OS3”.

To schedule a consultation with Canton same-day knee replacement specialist Dr. Tim Conlan, contact the Spectrum Orthopedics office in North Canton at (315) 464-8600 or use our online appointment request form.

Knee Replacement With Longer-Lasting Technology

Not all knee replacement surgery is the same. The choice of implants, materials, and surgical techniques combine to give you a longer-lasting knee replacement.

Dr. Conlan uses the longest-lasting knee implants available. VERILAST knee replacement components are made from a lightweight, low-friction metal and a special kind of plastic that significantly decreases wear. The result is that VERILAST knee replacements are built to last for up to 30 years – twice as long as traditional knee implant materials!

These long-lasting implants are customized to your anatomy using the latest surgical technologies: NAVIO Robotics-assisted Surgical System and VISIONAIRE Knee Replacement Technology.

The NAVIO Robotics-assisted Surgical System allows Dr. Conlan to deliver higher levels of accuracy in fitting your knee to your unique anatomy with less CT and exposure to radiation.

Customized VISIONAIRE instruments enable a less invasive surgical procedure. Based on an MRI and full-leg X-ray, VISIONAIRE engineers will use these images to precisely size your knee implant and create surgical instruments matched to your unique knee anatomy. This technique helps Dr. Conlan accurately align the implant to your knee, which improves the performance and longevity of your new joint.

Instead of a large 8- to 12-inch incision for traditional knee replacement surgery, Dr. Conlan uses a small 4-inch incision. In addition, the procedure does not involve cutting the quadriceps tendon or surrounding muscles, as happens during conventional knee replacement surgery.

Same-day Knee Replacement in Canton, Ohio

Traditionally performed as inpatient procedures, both Total and Partial knee replacement can now be completed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to go home the same-day of the surgery.

To schedule a consultation with Canton same-day knee replacement specialist Dr. Tim Conlan, contact the Spectrum Orthopedics office in North Canton at (315) 464-8600 or use our online appointment request form.

Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery, also called arthroplasty, is performed when arthritis within the knee joint has become so severe that the bones are rubbing together, causing pain and loss of mobility.

The knee joint is made up of the lower end of the femur (thighbone), the upper end of the tibia (shinbone), and the patella (kneecap). Articular cartilage covers the end of each of these bones where they touch, enabling the bones to glide freely as you bend and straighten your knee.

As the cartilage wears away, the bones start rubbing together, creating friction and pain. Surgery becomes a treatment option only after more conservative treatments, such as medication, physical therapy, and viscosupplementation injections no longer provide pain relief.

Knee replacement involves removing the damaged portion of the knee and replacing it with an artificial joint that allows for pain-free movement.

In a total knee replacement, the entire knee joint is replaced, including the lower end of the femur, top part of the tibia, and back surface of the patella. For patients who have arthritis on only one surface of the knee, Dr. Conlan may perform a partial (unicompartmental) knee replacement. In this procedure, only the damaged surface of the knee joint is replaced, rather than the entire joint, which minimizes trauma to healthy bone and tissue.

When performing knee replacements, Dr. Conlan uses VERILAST materials to create the strongest joint replacement possible. And for total knee replacement, Dr. Conlan utilizes VISIONAIRE patient-matched technology to create a custom-made knee joint.