When to see a doctor for knee pain?
In some cases, the pain will fade on its own, however, if pain continues and becomes worse it’s a good indication that treatment is needed. Seeking a qualified orthopedic surgeon is recommended to properly assess area and give you the best solution to alleviate pain and return your mobility.
Less invasive knee care options
Surgical knee care options
Common knee conditions
Dr. Likover, leading knee specialist in Houston, specializes in three different types of knee replacement procedures.
Trained and highly skilled in each, Dr. Likover performs these and other knee surgeries for patients from around the globe.
Below, you’ll find a comparison of the different types of knee replacements Dr. Likover offers.
Signature knee replacement is a breakthrough in knee replacement technology.
An MRI or CAT scan of the patient’s knee is done to measure the shape of the knee bones (not the usual MRI for diagnosis of knee problems).
Additional MRI (CAT) views through the hip and ankle are also done to align the knee implantation properly through the whole leg.
A computer then designs the appropriate position for the knee replacement with input from Dr. Likover, customizing the implantation procedure for the individual patient.
The idea is to put the new total knee in exactly the correct position. The result is a more natural feeling knee with full range of motion.
The procedure results in a shorter surgery time and shorter recovery with improved patient satisfaction compared to previous types of knee replacement with the surgeon designing the procedure during the case while the surgery is being done.
If you suffer with osteoarthritis of the knee and have only worn out one portion of the knee, a total knee replacement may not be necessary.
The Oxford knee replacement is a type of partial knee replacement that replaces only the worn-out portion of the knee, saving as much of the natural knee as possible.
The minimally invasive partial knee replacement is so successful that the manufacturer now offers a lifetime warranty on the implant.
However, as with the Signature knee replacement, specialized training is required to perform the Oxford, so not all knee surgeons can provide it.
The patellofemoral joint replacement is a type of partial knee replacement primarily performed for isolated kneecap joint arthritis.
A surgeon may also recommend it for younger patients in certain cases of advanced chondromalacia of the patellofemoral joint.
In a kneecap joint replacement, the surgeon is able to preserve all knee ligaments.
Patient recovery is faster than any other type of partial knee replacement procedure.