Knee Replacement Surgery at the Advanced Joint Care & Replacement Center
Advanced Joint Care
& Replacement Center
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
1501 Trousdale Drive
4th Floor East
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Knee replacements can ease pain from arthritis or injury, and restore function even to the most active people. But it’s important to have realistic expectations.
After you recover from surgery, you should be able to do the activities you could do before your joint replacement, with less pain. The surgery won’t fix problems unrelated to joint pain.
During the surgery, your doctor removes damaged cartilage at the ends of the femur and tibia bones, along with a little bit of the underlying bone. Then the surgeon inserts metal parts that recreate the surface of the joint.
The parts are either cemented or pressed into the bone. Sometimes, but not always, the underside of the kneecap is cut and resurfaced with plastic. Lastly, the surgeon inserts a plastic spacer between the metal parts to create a smooth gliding surface.
Join us for our a free, 90-minute class held twice a month about what to expect before, during and after your hospital stay.
- Total Joint Replacement-Tuesday Classes
- Total Joint Replacement-Wednesday Classes
- Pre-OP Knee Replacement Class (Starting January 2016)
Learn more about total knee replacement surgery.