Tag: knee replacement

Knee Resurfacing, aka Partial Knee Replacement, vs. Total Knee Replacement

by Boyd W. Haynes III, MD As an Orthopaedic Surgeon, I am often asked to compare and contrast the pros and cons of one surgical procedure over another and to make recommendations for patients regarding which treatment option would be the most appropriate for their certain condition.  This regularly happens when patients with knee pain… Read more »

Introduction to Knee Arthroscopy

OSC’s Dr Robert J Snyder on Knee Arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery Background Up until about 1975, the majority of knee operations were done through large, open incisions.  Patients usually stayed in the hospital for a few days and the recovery period was long and painful.  In the late 1970’s, arthroscopic knee surgery started to… Read more »