Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgeons/Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine located in Torrance, CA
Knee surgery is one of the most common types of surgery in America today. If you have severe knee pain and function issues, you need a leading orthopaedic surgeon to make sure you get excellent results. At Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery, renowned board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Shaun Chandran, MD, and his experienced team offer knee surgery of all types, including knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, and robotic knee replacement, to name a few. Call the Torrance, California, office or book an appointment through online scheduling now.
Knee Surgery Q&A
When might I need knee surgery?
If you still have severe knee pain and limited mobility after undergoing conservative treatment, you might be a good candidate for knee surgery. In cases where you have severe tissue damage or tissue loss, your body might not have the capacity to repair or regrow what you need. But surgery can restore your knee to full health and function.
What are the different types of knee surgery?
The two main categories of knee surgery are arthroscopic and robotic surgery.
Arthroscopic surgery features tiny incisions. A slender scope contains a camera, which sends images to a display monitor next to you. Your surgeon analyzes these images to make a diagnosis, so this procedure can be purely diagnostic in some cases.
Arthroscopy is also an excellent method of surgical repair. Surgeons can perform many different procedures using arthroscopy, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, meniscus repairs, trimming damaged cartilage, and removing loose cartilage, among others.
Knee replacement removes worn bone surfaces and replaces them with prosthetic surfaces and components. A total knee replacement restores all three compartments of your knee: the medial (inner), lateral (outer), and patellofemoral (kneecap). A partial knee replacement restores some but not all of the compartments.
Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery uses the most cutting-edge approach to knee replacement: robotic surgery using the state-of-the-art Mako™ system. With this system, innovative software creates a 3D model of your knee using your CT knee scan.
Your surgeon uses this model to plan surgery. During the procedure, your surgeon controls the robotic arm, which helps them to remove and prepare bone with maximum efficiency. The Mako system also helps to guide perfect placement of knee implants for optimal long-term results.
Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery customizes your knee surgery for your individual needs. Whenever possible, they use the most minimally invasive approach because it means smaller incisions, less bleeding, faster recovery, and better overall outcomes.
What is recovery after knee surgery like?
After your knee surgery, Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery provides you with detailed recovery instructions. It takes some time to recover, but in most cases you’re walking with an assistive device very soon after surgery.
Physical therapy is the most important part of your recovery because it helps you build strength and flexibility. You typically have special exercises to do at home, too.
You usually use a walker for around six weeks, and then a cane for the same period of time. By following your recovery instructions closely, you can live a pain-free life at last.
Book your knee surgery consultation by calling Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery or clicking on the online appointment maker now.