Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee Replacement Surgery
Total Knee Replacement or Total Knee Arthroplasty is a surgery that replaces an arthritic knee joint with artificial metal or plastic replacement parts called the ‘prostheses’.
The procedure is usually recommended for patients who suffer from pain and loss of function from arthritis and have failed results from other conservative methods of therapy.
At Silver Cross Hospital, orthopedic surgeons are performing partial, custom, and total knee replacement using minimally invasive techniques which include smaller incisions and less cutting around the tissue surrounding the knee. Advantages to the patient include faster recovery, shorter hospital stays and less blood loss. However, patients still benefit from the precise fit and alignment that is typically associated with the traditional open approach. Our goal is to get you back to enjoying life sooner.
Patients who choose to have their knee replacement surgery at Silver Cross benefit from:
We have several orthopedic surgeons on the Silver Cross Medical Staff trained in knee replacement using both traditional and minimally invasive techniques.
- Tom Antkowiak, M.D.
- Robert Daley, M.D.
- Thomas Ehmke, D.O.
- William Farrell, M.D.
- Henry Fuentes, M.D.
- Jason Hurbanek, M.D.
- Mukund Komanduri, M.D.
- James Leonard, M.D.
- Ryan Pizinger, M.D.
- Anuj Puppala, M.D.
- Rajeev Puri, M.D.
- Luis Redondo, M.D.
- Blair Rhode, M.D.
- Robert Semba, M.D.
- Paul Trksak, M.D.
- George Verghese, M.D.
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross (RIC)
Exercise and Therapy are crucial to your recovery. Because of Silver Cross Hospital’s unique partnership with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), you will get an unmatched recovery experience close to home. RIC has been ranked as the #1 Rehabilitation Hospital every year since 1991 in U.S. News and World Report. RIC’s physical therapists will work with you the days following your surgery on Silver Cross’ surgical unit. Upon discharge, you can continue your therapy at one of our convenient outpatient locations.
Pre-operative Educational Program
The free Joints Matter program offers extensive pre-operative education for the patient and their family to enhance faster healing and recovery. You will know exactly what to anticipate before and after the surgery, the daily expectations of rehabilitation therapy, and what you can do to recover more quickly.
Home Health Care
If you require additional assistance when you return home, our Silver Cross Home Health team will be there for you. Our experienced staff will even come out prior to your surgery to offer assistance in making sure everything is ready when you return home. It is just one of the reasons why we have been recognized as a HomeCare Elite Top Agency for many years.
Safe, Coordinated Care
Our highly skilled caregivers coordinate all your needs – inside and outside of the hospital. We work together to make sure you are receiving the safest, highest quality, personalized care. Because of this, we have been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement and have received an A Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group. Plus, our surgical patients consistently rank us in the top 2% in the nation for patient satisfaction according to Press, Ganey.