Knee Surgery in Georgia

Knee Surgery

If you have been diagnosed with a knee condition requiring surgery, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure about what to expect. Knee surgery is a serious procedure that can offer significant relief from your pain, as well as improved quality of life.

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Quality Knee Orthopedic Care

The knee is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the body. Some knee injuries only require conservative treatments like rehabilitation exercises or bracing, but others necessitate surgery. At Georgia Bone & Joint, our surgeons specialize in a variety of knee conditions and can provide the best possible care for you. In order to treat your condition effectively, our surgeons continually update their knowledge of the most current surgical techniques and technologies.

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Knee Surgery Services

Knee surgery can be necessary for a variety of reasons. Depending on the condition, there are several different types of knee surgeries that can be performed to treat an injury or underlying disease. Our knee surgeons understand that each patient is unique and will, as a result, create treatment plans specifically for you and your condition. Our surgeons offer the following knee surgery services:
  • ACL Reconstruction Surgery is a surgical procedure that involves removing the damaged ligament and replacing it with a new one.
  • Arthroplasty also known as Knee Replacement Surgery, is a surgical procedure where the damaged part of a knee is removed and replaced with a prosthesis.
  • Arthroscopy is a procedure for diagnosing and treating problems inside the joint.
  • Meniscus Surgery is a procedure where the surgeon removes or fixes the cartilage between the bones in the knee.

When is Knee Surgery Needed?

Common Knee Injuries and Conditions

Knee injuries are common in people of all ages and activity levels. Damage to the ligaments and cartilage can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the joint. In some cases, an orthopedic surgeon may need to perform a procedure on the knee to properly restore function. Common conditions that can lead to knee surgery include:

Knee Surgery FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that considering knee surgery is a difficult decision. To help make the process easier, we have compiled answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about knee surgery.
How long does knee replacement surgery take?
Knee replacement surgery typically takes between 2 and 3 hours. However, the total time in the hospital may be much longer as there is usually pre-operative preparation, which can take several hours, as well as post-operative recovery that may involve additional time in the hospital. The exact amount of time required will depend on the individual.
What is the recovery time for knee surgery?
The recovery time following knee surgery can vary greatly depending on the type of procedure performed. Simple procedures, such as arthroscopy and debridement, may require only a few days or weeks of rehabilitation. More complex surgeries such as a total knee replacement may require up to 12 weeks of intensive physical therapy and rehabilitation before full recovery is possible.
What should I expect after knee surgery?
After knee surgery, the recovery process begins and can be a long journey. As with any surgical procedure, there is a chance of risk or complications. It is important to follow your doctor’s advice to ensure the best possible outcome from your knee surgery. Physical therapy will usually begin within a few days of knee surgery. Your doctor may suggest that you begin with some gentle exercises to reduce the amount of swelling in the knee and promote circulation. You may also be referred to a physical therapist for more specific instructions on how to safely stretch, strengthen, and improve your range of motion.
How should I prepare for surgery?
Before surgery, it is important to discuss any concerns you have with your doctor and ensure that you understand the risks associated with the procedure. The doctor will also provide you with specific instructions for pre-op and post-op care, so be sure to follow all of these instructions carefully in order to avoid any complications. It’s also important to bring any x-rays and MRI reports with you.
How painful is knee surgery?
The type of knee surgery you have will play a role in how much pain you experience afterward. In most cases, patients feel a good amount of discomfort and pain post-op. This can come from the stitches, swelling at the surgical site, or just from having something foreign inside your body. To help with this, many people have been prescribed medication and other treatments.

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