During total knee replacement, your surgeon makes a cut down the front of your knee to expose your kneecap. The kneecap is essentially moved to the side so the surgeon can get to the knee joint behind it. The damaged ends of your thigh bone and shin bone are cut away. The ends are precisely measured and shaped to fit the prosthetic replacement.
Often, the underside of the kneecap (patella) is also resurfaced. Dr. Cory Calendine, Orthopaedic Surgeon discusses the process of partially replacing the under-surface of the kneecap with a prosthetic implant.
Dr. Calendine Explains Kneecap Resurfacing
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Cory Calendine, MD is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and founding partner of the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee at Williamson County Hospital in Franklin, TN. Dr. Calendine is an expert in Joint Replacement, specializing in Hip and Knee Surgery. From diagnosis through treatment, the Orthopaedic Surgical experts at the Bone and Joint Institute use the latest techniques and technology to improve care for people with musculoskeletal problems. For more information, please contact our office or schedule your appointment today.
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