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Knee Arthroplasty

Our knees work hard, bearing the full weight of our bodies as we move, twist and turn. With age or injury, it can be difficult to walk without pain or discomfort. If the cartilage surrounding your knee joints wears out to the point of being painful, it may be time to consider intervening with an arthroplasty, the surgical reconstruction or replacement of a joint.

At Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics in Nashville, TN, Dr. Kaminsky specializes in knee replacement surgery with the use of LimaCorporate joint replacement technology. Most LimaCorporate products have been created using Titanium since 1970 and currently uses patented Trabecular Titanium (TT), a new 3D printed technology that better supports new bone formation. Lima's materials are compatible with your biology, allowing Dr. Kaminsky to create a personalized fit that is more in tune with your body's needs.

With LimaCorporate's joint replacement technology and Dr. Kaminsky's expertise, patients can enjoy their active lives again without worrying about long-term damage or pain from knee arthroplasty surgery. Additionally, knee surgery recovery time is significantly shortened due to the precision of the surgery and quality of the materials used, allowing you to get back to your normal activities within weeks instead of months.

If you're considering a knee arthroplasty with the top knee surgeon Nashville, TN has to offer and would like to find out more, schedule your first appointment with Dr. Kaminsky at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics in Nashville, TN today. Let us help you find the best solution for your knee joint health. Living a pain-free life is within reach!

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Knee Arthroplasty

Knee Arthroplasty Surgery | Nashville, TN

Arthroplasty Knee Surgery: How It Works

Total knee replacement implants have three basic components: femoral, tibial, and patellar.

  • The femoral component is generally made of metal, and curves around the end of the femur.
  • The tibial component is a flat metal platform with a polyethylene insert or spacer.
  • The artificial patella component is a polyethylene, dome-shaped piece that mimics the knee cap.

If only one part of the knee needs replacement, a knee orthopedic surgeon like Dr. Kaminsky can use smaller implants. In this case, it is referred to as unicompartmental knee replacement.

Here’s how a total knee replacement works at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics utilizing Lima arthroplastic technology:

  • Dr. Kaminsky begins the knee replacement surgery by accessing the joint from the front. A knee arthroscopy procedure utilizing a small camera will ensure that any incisions remain as minimally-invasive as possible.
  • Once the knee joint is open, Dr. Kaminsky will place a cutting guide to ensure that the bone is cut correctly.
  • The femoral and tibial components are made of metal, while the patella is usually made of polyethylene. A plastic section divides the femoral from the tibial component. If this plastic part should wear out, Dr. Kaminsky can replace it without touching the rest of the implant.
  • Finally, Dr. Kaminsky closes the incision using staples.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some conditions that might require an arthroplasty knee replacement?

Some of the most common conditions for which Dr. Kaminsky recommends knee arthroplasty include (but are not limited to):

  • Post-traumatic Arthritis: Post-traumatic arthritis develops in the knee after an injury. It can be due to fractures of the condyles or of the tibia plateau. It can also depend on traumatic or degenerative injuries of cruciate or collateral ligaments or the medial and/or lateral meniscus.
  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is an age-related joint disease that usually affects older or middle-aged people. In the osteoarthritic joint, the cartilage wears away and bones rub against each other. The main symptoms patients experience are stiffness and pain. There is no real prevention for the development of osteoarthritis. However, checking your weight and keeping a healthy lifestyle can help. Osteoarthritis may also originate or be accelerated by subtle joint irregularities developed in childhood.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis is an orthopedic disease that inflames and thickens the synovial membrane that surrounds joints. It is an autoimmune process that can damage the cartilage and cause its loss. Pain and stiffness are the main symptoms.

Will I need physical therapy following knee arthroplasty?

Yes! Physical therapy is an essential element of your recovery process, no matter how minimally-invasive your procedure is. You will discuss your physical therapy plan with Dr. Kaminsky, since the length of time needed for therapy varies with each patient.

Do your arthroplastic knee surgeons near me accept insurance?

Yes! Dr. Kaminsky and the team at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics accept insurance from a wide range of providers across the Greater Nashville area. To learn more about our list of accepted providers, visit our Insurance page here on the website.

How can I get started with the best orthopedic surgeon near me?

At Pinnacle, we make it easy to get started on your road to recovery. Just use our online tool to request an appointment, and we’ll schedule you as quickly as we possibly can.

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