Knee Replacements

Learn About Knee Replacement Procedures

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Osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the most common orthopaedic conditions and may be treated using a variety of nonsurgical treatment options. When osteoarthritis reaches severe stages or when nonsurgical treatment options does not provide you with pain relief, a Partial or Total Knee Replacement surgery may be recommended. The Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Surgeons at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates are experts in Joint Replacement Procedures and have helped thousands of patients return to an active and healthy lifestyle.

About Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement surgery is often performed on an inpatient basis.  However, many patients may be candidates to have these procedures performed on an outpatient basis as part of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates innovative Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Program.

During the procedure, the surgeon carefully removes osteoarthritic bone and damaged cartilage in the knee joint and replaces it with special components.  These components include metal caps that are placed where the osteoarthritic bone has been removed from the femur and tibia (the bones that make up the knee joint).

A medical grade polyethylene plastic spacer is placed between the bones of the knee and together with the metal cap and spacer recreate the normal function of a healthy knee joint.  This also ensures that the caps are able to glide smoothly over the spacer and allow the knee to be stable and flexible.

In the final stage of these procedures, advanced imaging and flexibility tests are used to ensure proper placement of the implants.

  • Partial Knee Replacement: In some cases, only one side or compartment of the knee is damaged due to osteoarthritis.  In this case, only the damaged portions of the bone are removed and the healthy bone is left intact.
  • Total Knee Replacement: In other cases, both compartments of the knee are damaged due to osteoarthritis and therefore a Total Knee Replacement is performed.

Both procedures take about two hours from start to finish. Patients are then brought to a recovery room where they can recover in comfort.  Nurses and medical staff will review post-operative instructions as well begin scheduling the start of your Physical Therapy program.

Knee Replacements are one of the most popular orthopaedic surgical procedures with over 600,000 performed each year.  After these procedures, it is important that you commit yourself to the Physical Therapy program prescribed by the Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Physical Therapy Team so that you can recover quickly and get the most out of this procedure.

After therapy is completed, you can look forward to an active and pain-free lifestyle.  You can return to the hobbies you once enjoyed like golf, hiking and fitness routines – without the pain of osteoarthritis.

The Knee Replacement Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates have provided countless patients with a knee pain solution using Partial or Total Knee Replacement surgery.

Patient Education Videos

When Should I Consider a Joint Replacement? | Dr. Stephen Snow

Partial Knee Replacement or Total Knee Replacement? | Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap

Who is a Candidate for Outpatient Knee Replacement at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates?

Recovery After a Knee Replacement? | Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap

When Is It Time for a Knee Replacement? | Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap

How Has Knee Replacement Changed in the Last 10 Years? | Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted
Knee Replacement

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your knee is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your partial knee replacement.

Should I Make An Appointment?

The Knee Replacement Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates are Fellowship Trained and Board Certified. If you are ready to discuss a Knee Replacement surgery, contact one of our specialists.

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Dr. L. Anthony Agtarap

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Dr. Thomas Helpenstell

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Dr. Milan S. Moore

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Dr. Darrin Trask

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Dr. Jerome Zechmann

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Dr. P. Brodie Wood

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Dr. Williams Peterson

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Recent Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Snow was very helpful and kind. He explained everything very well and gave options on how to make things better. Thank you Dr. Snow and all the staff for your kind and timely help and assistance. I would recommend your office anytime!”
Denise M.

Treated by: Stephen Snow, MD

“Dr. Agtarap and Michelle are always cheerful and friendly. I appreciate the amount of education provided about the situation with my knee and health. Options are always given when something needs to happen. This has been by far the most positive healthcare experience I have had in a long time. I would recommend them without reservation.”
Paricia Y.

Treated by: L. Anthony Agtarap, M.D.

“My overall experience at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates was excellent. Everyone who works there was kind, caring, concerned and helpful. I’ve told several of my friends of my experience and recommended that if they, a family member or friend needs care or treatment that Olympia Orthopaedic Associates can provide, that’s where they should get it.”
Lori W.

Treated by: William Peterson, MD

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