If your knee is severely damaged from injury or arthritis and if the pain has become unbearable, it may be time to consider knee replacement surgery. When alternative treatments such as cortisone or lubricating injections of viscosupplmentation are no longer an option, it may be time to consider knee replacement surgery.
Ministry Medical Group continues to bring the latest technologies and treatments to knee replacement surgeries. Knee replacement surgery was first performed in 1968. Since then, improvements in surgical materials and techniques have greatly increased its effectiveness. Total knee replacements are one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. The Ministry Medical Group orthopedic surgical team of Todd Williams, MD and Marcus Haemmerle, MD perform the most knee replacements in Portage County.