Total Knee Replacement

Dr. Samani Total Knee Replacement

About Subvastus Quad-Sparing Total Knee Replacement

Dr. Samani is one of the very few Orthopedic Surgeons in the United States performing Subvastus Quad-Sparing Total Knee Replacements. He has 20 years of experience in performing this unique surgery and has seen patients nationwide.

Total knee replacement surgery, also called total knee arthroplasty (TKA), involves resurfacing the damaged portions of all three knee bones and restoring function by placing metal and plastic implants. Total knee replacement is necessary when both knee compartments, or condyles, are damaged. If only one condyle is damaged, you may be a candidate for partial knee replacement through another minimally invasive procedure, the Zimmer Biomet MIS Procedure for the M/G or Zimmer Biomet Unicompartmental Knees.

Understanding TKA

During total knee replacement, the surface of the upper bone is replaced with a rounded metal component that matches the curve of your natural bone. The surface of the lower bone is replaced with a flat metal component and a round disc of polyethylene plastic that will serve as the cartilage. The undersurface of the kneecap also may be replaced with a polyethylene disc.

Zimmer Quad-Sparing Subvastus Mini-Incision TKA Offers the Following Potential Benefits:

  • Less disruption of tissue during surgery.
  • A smaller incision and scar-as small as 3 to 4 inches in length. (rather than the standard 8 to 12-inch incision)
  • 15% to 25% improved quadriceps strength
  • 50% faster recovery
  • Better range of motion vs standard Total Knee procedure
  • The ability to perform more exercises, such as straight leg raises on day one following surgery.
  • Patients will experience less pain during recovery
  • No difference in complications compared to traditional total knee replacement surgery.

Is Zimmer Biomet MIS Mini-Incision TKA right for you?

The decision to have knee replacement surgery is up to you and your orthopedic surgeon. Your doctor will consider a number of factors, such as medical history, weight, health status, and anatomical bone structure. Get in touch with us today to get started with your Total Knee Replacement.

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