Orthopaedic Knee Doctors in Central GA

Knee Replacement and Orthopaedic Knee Care at OrthoGeorgia

Knee pain and discomfort can be extremely debilitating to a person’s daily life, whether in an athlete hoping to stay in the game or a grandparent not wanting to miss out on time spent with their grandkids. Knee issues limit mobility and can cause daily pain, making it crucial for you to seek care from an orthopaedic specialist if you are facing a knee condition or injury. At OrthoGeorgia, our orthopaedic and joint replacement specialists work with patients to diagnose and treat issues with the knee, whether that involves conservative treatments or surgical intervention.

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Comprehensive Knee Care in Central GA

At OrthoGeorgia, our general orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists have experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions and injuries affecting the knee. We will work to pinpoint the cause of your pain or discomfort and formulate a treatment plan personalized for you. Learn more about common knee conditions and injuries that we care for and how we treat them.

Knee Surgery and Treatments

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Cartilage injury restoration
  • Complex revision total knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee fracture care
  • Limited narcotic total knee surgery
  • Meniscus repairs
  • Partial joint replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Patellofemoral instability surgery
  • Patient-specific implants
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Robot assisted knee joint resurfacing
  • Robotic total knee replacement
  • Same-day total knee replacement
  • Total joint reconstruction
  • Total knee joint replacement and revision

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total and Partial Knee Replacement at OrthoGeorgia

Those seeking a total or partial knee replacement in Central GA can receive the care they are looking for at OrthoGeorgia. Using Stryker’s Mako Robot, our surgeons are able to provide the latest in joint replacement surgery techniques, providing each patient with a personalized experience based on their specific knee diagnosis and anatomy. A virtual 3D model allows your surgeon to create a surgical plan before you enter the operating room. During the surgery, your surgeon will guide the robotic arm and be able to make any necessary adjustments.

Partial Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement

What Do I Need to Know About Knee Joint Replacement Surgery at OrthoGeorgia?

Replacement of a joint, including the knee, is often performed on an arthritic or damaged joint, where that joint is replaced with an artificial prosthesis. As the cartilage that cushions the knee wears away, the bones of the joint rub together, leading to bone spurs and stiff/painful movement. Knee joint replacement surgery is usually considered when patients can no longer control their knee pain with medication and the discomfort significantly limits their daily activities. We are proud to work with patients facing debilitating knee pain and help them live fuller, more active lives after a total or partial knee replacement. Learn more below about knee replacement surgery in Central GA.

The process for a robotic total or partial knee replacement starts with a CT scan of your knee joint. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software so that a 3D model of your knee can be created. Your surgeon will use this 3D model to pre-plan your surgery. Next, your doctor will provide you with information on what will happen during your surgery and how you can prepare. During your procedure, the Mako System will guide your surgeon, providing accurate placement and alignment of the implant. Recovery from your knee replacement will be guided by your physician.

Partial knee replacement is often performed for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. At this point, arthritis has not progressed to all three knee compartments. During a partial knee replacement, an implant can be inserted in several ways: bicompartmental, medial (inside), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outside). Recovery from a partial knee replacement is generally faster than recovery from a total knee replacement. You will need physical therapy following your partial knee replacement. Most forms of exercise are okay after surgery, but you should avoid high-impact activities until you fully recover.

Total knee replacement is a possible option for those facing severe knee damage from arthritis. Your surgeon will use the Mako System to plan your surgery based on your anatomy and the extent of the damage to your knee. A total knee replacement aims to significantly reduce knee pain and improve a patient’s ability to perform daily activities. Physical therapy after your total knee replacement will help restore motion and strength in your knee. Your doctor will also advise you on steps to take at home to promote a safe recovery.

Orthopaedic Knee Care for Athletes in Central GA

Knee care is crucial for athletes facing an injury. Proper care can get you back on the field, playing the sport you love. At OrthoGeorgia, our sports medicine specialists diagnose and treat all athletic injuries, including knee injuries sustained during sports. Many sports create a high risk for knee injuries because of the nature of the motions they require. Sudden stops, twists, and turns, along with increased pressure on the knee joint, can lead to injury during a sport. Athletes may also face longer-term knee pain due to overuse or overtraining. No matter what type of athletic knee injury you are facing, our team will work to create a personalized treatment plan and get you back on the field.

What are the Most Common Knee Injuries in Sports?

Knee injuries are most common in sports with frequent starting, stopping, landing, or changing of direction, along with sports that are higher impact. Some of the most common knee injuries in sports include:

  • Dislocation of the knee
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Knee fractures
  • Meniscus tear or injury
  • Tendinitis
  • Torn ligaments and cartilage injuries
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Orthopaedic Knee Care Locations

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Macon Urgent Care

3708 Northside Drive, Building A, Macon, GA 31210

Call (478) 745-4206

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Spine Center

3708 Northside Drive, Building B, Macon, GA 31210

Call (478) 745-4206

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Warner Robins Urgent Care

301 Margie Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088

Call (478) 971-1153

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Kathleen Orthopaedic Center

2510 GA-127, Kathleen, GA 31047

Call (478) 971-1153

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OrthoGeorgia Milledgeville office

2803 North Columbia Street, Suite D, Milledgeville, GA 31061

Call (478) 414-5820

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Hawkinsville

222 Perry Hwy, Bldg B, Hawkinsville, GA 31036, USA

Call (478) 971-1153

Awards and Affiliations

Viewers Choice 2020
The Telegraph Best of 2021
Greater Macon Business of Year
Go Beyond Proffit Member
Top 100
AAAHC Accreditation
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