Knee Replacement

Surgical Solutions Network offers private partial or total knee replacement surgery in Toronto and Calgary for people from Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and other cities outside Ontario and Alberta. Knee replacement is among the most common joint replacement surgeries performed in Canada.

Partial or Total Knee Replacement Surgery With Surgical Solutions Network

Surgical Solutions Network is a network of accredited private healthcare clinics across Canada, with centres in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Calgary. Patients from throughout Canada and worldwide choose Surgical Solutions Network’s private surgery clinics for partial or total knee replacement surgery. Our orthopedic surgeons have years of experience and achieve excellent results for our patients. We are committed to helping you regain full motion in your knee so that you can go back to your daily activities and live pain-free. We strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care. We aim to provide our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.

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How Do I Know if I am a Candidate for Knee Replacement?

Knee replacement is often required when conservative measures such as pain medication, injections, and physical therapy are no longer effective in managing knee joint symptoms such as:

  • Stiffness
  • Pain
  • Damage

These symptoms are often the result of arthritis.

What To Expect With Partial or Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Partial or total knee replacement surgery involves removing damaged portions of the knee and capping the bony surfaces with artificial prosthetic implants. The surgery repositions the knee into proper alignment and replicates the original function, allowing for a near-normal range of motion for the patient.

During a consultation, we will discuss your needs, recommend a suitable technique and prosthetic, and review the procedure, including the risks, benefits, recovery, and life after surgery.

Recovery From Knee Replacement Surgery

Typically, you will need a walker or cane for the first 4-6 weeks. Most patients can expect a 50% improvement at 6 weeks and 80% at 12 weeks. The last bit of recovery is mainly endurance training to help combat fatigue and stiffness, which can take up to a year to improve. The most common complaints are stiffness, ache, and swelling in the front of the knee. Your deep “arthritic joint” pain should be gone the minute you wake up from surgery, but post-surgical pain in total knee replacement surgery can be significant.

It is important to remember that a partial or total knee replacement is major surgery. There is always going to be post-operative pain and swelling. Everyone reacts differently to surgery and anaesthetic and recovers differently. Still, in our experience, the techniques and protocols used by our surgeons and anaesthetists allow for faster rehabilitation to get you back to your old self.

Knee Replacement FAQ

What is this procedure for, and how will it alleviate my symptoms?

Knee joint stiffness and pain are typical as we age. Those with bursitis and arthritis typically proceed with nonsurgical treatments until they are no longer effective, and surgery is the only solution. We utilize the Zimmer Biomet Persona – Personalized Knee System with precise instrumentation and proven technology that allows your surgeon to match the implant to the shape and size of your resected bone, resulting in a more natural feel and normal function post-operatively.

How do I qualify for this procedure?

All patients are requested to complete a Pre-Surgical Patient Questionnaire to provide us with their basic medical history. We also require the most recent X-rays. Should these confirm the patient qualifies for the procedure and our facility, we will request a history and physical along with bloodwork and ECG from their family doctor.

What is the average process like, and how long will it take for me to return to my normal activities?

Upon receiving the patient’s medical documentation, booking the surgeon consultation can be arranged within 1 week and surgery scheduled within 2 to 4 weeks. Recovery time varies by patient, but you will be up and walking the day of your surgery. Most patients are typically back to their daily activities within 2 to 4 months and specialty sports or lifestyle within 6 months.

How should I prepare for my surgery?

Normally, people need knee replacements due to severe osteoarthritis, meaning most patients have had to deal with pain and stiffness symptoms for many years before surgery is undertaken. As a result, secondary problems like muscle weakness, inflexibility, restriction in joint range of motion, muscular tension and reduced exercise tolerance develop. These factors certainly can make your recovery from surgery more difficult. The best thing you can do to prepare for a successful recovery is to consistently complete the daily pre-surgical exercises recommended by your surgeon.

Next Steps: Book Your Consultation Today

If you are ready to discuss your partial or total knee replacement surgery needs with our orthopedic surgeons in Toronto or Calgary, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today.

Please note that our healthcare team will require your x-ray images and/or MRI, along with some basic medical history, to appropriately prepare for your consultation. You will be required to travel out of province for surgery. Consultation can take place via telephone or video conference

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