Total and partial knee replacement surgery
More than 600,000 Americans undergo knee replacement surgery each year. As a skilled, experienced orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor, Dr. Hannon employs several different knee replacement procedures. If you are a candidate for knee replacement, he will help you determine your best surgical option based on the specific type of damage to your knee joint. He can repair specific areas of the knee joint or replace the entire joint, if necessary.
Partial knee replacement surgery
For some patients, the basic structure of the knee joint may be sound, but one or more smaller sections may be damaged. During partial knee replacement surgery, Dr. Hannon replaces only the damaged portions of the knee with artificial parts. These parts are typically made of high-tech plastic or metal and designed to perform the same function as the structure they are replacing. Typical recovery times are shorter with partial knee replacement surgery.
Total knee replacement surgery
If your knee has been severely damaged by osteoarthritis or a traumatic injury, you may have difficulty doing simple, everyday tasks. You may feel pain from walking, climbing stairs, sitting or lying down. When nonsurgical treatments such as medications and walking supports such as canes, crutches and walkers no longer provide sufficient relief or function, then you are likely a good candidate for total knee replacement surgery. In this procedure, Dr. Hannon completely replaces the knee with an artificial joint. Safe, effective total knee replacement surgery is generally considered among the most successful procedures in medicine.
Trust Michael Hannon, MD, for your knee replacement surgery. Call 310-362-3099 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Dr. Hannon welcomes patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Culver City, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Glendale and nearby locations.