Total Knee Replacement
Your knee joint forms where the lower end of the femur hinges with the upper end of the tibia and patella, which slide along the groove created by the femoral condyles. Individuals suffering from extreme injury or arthritis may require a total knee replacement.
In this video , we take a closer look at how a total knee replacement is performed. Prior to the surgery, your surgeon will administer IV fluids, antibiotics, and medications in order to help you relax. Some patients may be rendered unconscious using general anesthesia while others remain awake using spinal or epidural anesthesia. Learn more about how this two hour procedure by watching the full clip.
Here at MountainView Hospital Las Vegas, our Joint Replacement Program utilizes a multidisciplinary approach with a team of orthopedic surgeons, registered nurses, physical therapists, and case managers. Contact us at (702) 255-5000 to learn more about our total knee replacement services and your options.