Accredited Knee Replacement Program in Richmond
At Johnston-Willis Hospital, we understand chronic knee pain heavily affects your activities, comfort and mobility. Our orthopedic surgeons perform partial and total knee replacement surgeries to help patients return to a pain-free, active lifestyle.
For more information about knee replacement surgery, please call (804) 320-3627.
Our knee replacement program is accredited by the nation's leading authority on quality and continuous improvement in healthcare, The Joint Commission. This accreditation means Johnston-Willis provides the highest quality of care and is committed to patient safety. We use the latest advancements in surgical technology and imaging for a better fit, faster recovery and enhanced function.
Complete care before, during and after knee surgery
As a full-service hospital, we give you access to comprehensive services and orthopedic care before, during and even after your knee replacement surgery.
Patients choose our knee replacement program for:
- Preoperative education: Our team offers a joint replacement orientation, which includes a look at our facility and what to expect at all phases of your surgery.
- Care throughout the journey: We are with you every step of the way, offering case management and customized care plans suited to your needs.
- Personalized rehabilitation plans: We offer both inpatient and outpatient on-site physical therapy and rehabilitation to help you recover as quickly as possible after knee surgery.
Types of knee replacement surgery
Knee replacement surgery, also called knee arthroplasty, relieves pain and restores function. It involves resurfacing or capping the ends of bones damaged by arthritis or injury with a prosthetic or artificial implant.
Total knee replacement
A total knee replacement involves resurfacing damaged portions of all three knee bones (thigh, shin and kneecap) with metal and plastic implants. Implants vary depending on your weight, size and activity level.
Partial knee replacement
When damage is limited to a portion of the knee (inside, outside or front), we may be able to spare healthy tissue and only replace the damaged joint parts with a minimally invasive technique. Partial knee replacement,also referred to as knee resurfacing, is less common than total knee replacement but can be as successful for the right patient.
Candidates for knee replacement surgery
You may be candidate for knee replacement surgery if you:
- Have knee pain with activity or while resting
- Wake up during the night due to knee pain
- Have difficulty sitting, climbing stairs or bending down
- Tried other treatments, such as exercise and medications, without success
This video provides an in-depth look at what to expect when undergoing knee replacement surgery.