During this “partial” knee replacement, worn-down bone and cartilage surfaces are removed and replaced with metal and polyethylene (plastic) implants. The trochlear groove is covered by a thin metallic shield, and a dome-like plastic implant is used on the patella. Both components are held in place by bone cement.
Local physicians with a world of experience
The Joint Institute of North Texas has physicians on staff who have specialized expertise in joint care including hips, knees and shoulders. Our doctors have been educated and trained in some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world. Many of them have contributed research and articles to major medical journals, and have served as team physicians and assistants to a variety of professional and high school sports organizations.
Our team approach to health care ranges from treating shin splints and hip arthritis to full knee treatment or hip replacements. No matter what level of joint care is needed, our team of healthcare professionals puts emphasis on patient education. That means spending time with each patient so that they understand diagnostic testing, surgical and non-surgical treatment options available to them, and rehabilitation needed in order for them to reach the best possible outcome.