Same-Day Knee Replacement
Knee Replacement Surgery with Leading-Edge Technology to Restore Your Active Lifestyle
Dr. Conlan uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to perform same-day total knee replacement, as well as same-day partial knee replacement at the Ohio Specialty Surgical Suites, and he has a proven track record of successful results and satisfied patients.
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 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.