For patients with desk jobs or non- strenuous daily activities typically 7-10 days and can return to work after 5 days. Those who have more physically demanding jobs downtime is 3-4 weeks.
Those with left knee replacements can return to driving after 2 weeks. Right knee replacements can drive after 30 day follow up
The longevity of the implant is 25-40 years
There is a 5-6’ incision at the front of the knee. We use an internal adhesive as well as a topical zipline suture that is removed after 7-10 days.
The implant components are made of Titanium and are manufactured in the U.S and FDA approved. There is an option for a hypoallergenic implant if needed.
Most PPO insurances are accepted. Medicare with a PPO supplemental. Any HMO must have a referral before a consultation can be scheduled. * we do not accept Kaiser, MediCal, Medicaid, Tricare, and Workers Comp. * if your insurance is not accepted you can call for cash price of procedure.
The procedure itself takes about 3 hours long
You will not be able to tell that a total knee replacement was done. The implants are narrow in size leaving no overhang.
The Nanoknee outpatient procedure is done at either our Los Angeles surgery center or our Arroyo Grande surgery center. For Medicare patients the surgery has to take place in the hospital; Torrance surgery is performed at Torrance Memorial Hospital or Little Company of Mary. Bakersfield and San Luis Obispo patients' surgeries are performed at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital.
Minimally invasive knee surgery in Los Angeles.