Constant knee pain makes even the simplest tasks difficult and uncomfortable. Whether due to an injury, overuse, or a physical condition, it is vital that your knee pain is resolved correctly so you are able to experience an improved quality of life, free from pain and with full motion restored.
Symptoms of a damaged knee joint vary, based upon the underlying knee condition. The symptoms may include:
Knee pain can be the result of several conditions. An accurate diagnosis must be made to determine how to best treat your symptoms.
At Nanoknee, our Los Angeles knee specialists can accurately diagnose the cause of ongoing knee pain with an advanced total knee replacement surgery technique.
Your knee pain may be the result of one of the following knee conditions:
Chronic knee pain is commonly caused by arthritis. Arthritis is a term used to describe pain and inflammation in the joints. While there are many types of arthritis, most knee pain leading to pain and loss of mobility is caused by one of three types of arthitis.
If your knee joint requires total joint replacement surgery, you may be worried about facing a difficult recovery, and going through weeks of rehabilitation and physical therapy before you are able to walk, drive, ride a bike, or other activities without pain.
The revolutionary Nanoknee resurfacing procedure is a minimally invasive, highly-advanced surgical technique that offers significant benefits over traditional knee replacement surgery.
Traditional knee replacement
The traditional total knee replacement surgery, or arthroplasty, involved resurfacing the bones of the knee joint and installing a new joint to replace the damaged knee. This traditional surgical technique included a stay in the hospital, followed by weeks of rehabilitation and rest before being able to return to normal life and pain-free walking. The healing process is painful, requiring prescription pain medication and other drugs to reduce swelling, and weeks of rest to allow the area to heal.
Nanoknee knee replacement
The Nanoknee total knee replacement technique is a revolutionary, state-of-the-art technique which allows you to return to your life faster, and with far less pain than traditional surgical techniques. Our technique involves 3D modeling of your individual knee joint so that the knee replacement components can be customized for a superior fit. Most patients walk out of our Los Angeles Nanoknee center – with full weight-bearing on the new knee – just a few hours after their knee surgery, without the need for lengthy hospital stays, a painful recovery, or extensive physical therapy. Your rehabilitation takes place in the comfort of your own home, with guided therapy sessions on a tablet and Fitbit tracker.
The first step in determining whether you are a candidate for our revolutionary total knee replacement technique is an in-depth evaluation of the condition of your knee joint. As our procedure will allow you to get back to your life within days, not weeks, it is well worth finding out if you are a candidate.
Generally, our procedure is ideal for active patients who have healthy, intact anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. These are two of the crucial ligaments that connect the femur and the tibia at the knee joint. If your knee joint has suffered other damage, our Nanoknee surgeons can perform the knee surgery or procedure that may be appropriate for you.
Recovery from a Nanoknee total knee replacement surgery is far easier than what is experienced with traditional knee surgery.
You will be able to walk within an hour after Nanoknee knee surgery, with full weight bearing, and will return home the same day.
As you will not be put under general anesthesia, your post-op will not include the unpleasant side effects that so-often can extend recovery time and comfort.
We use long-lasting local anesthetic to reduce pain after your knee surgery, and our technique is so effective that our patients are much less reliant upon opioid-based pain medication.
Your post-op rehab will take place at home, with a comprehensive exercise plan, accessed through a tablet and monitored by a Fitbit:
All surgeries carry some degree of risk, but many are related to general anesthesia. You will not require general anesthesia when undergoing total knee replacement in Los Angeles at Nanoknee, and the surgery is safer to perform for that reason alone.
Other surgical risks include infection or excessive bleeding. Our knee surgeons and specialists are among the most qualified and experienced in the country, and you can be confident while under our care.
Choosing a surgeon for total knee replacement is an important decision – particularly understanding the technique your surgeon will use.
At Nanoknee, our knee surgeons are widely recognized as leaders in the field of total and partial knee replacement surgery. The developers of our Nanoknee system created a fast-track recovery process that is revolutionary in the field of knee surgery.
If you would like to be up and walking within an hour, rather than facing a hospital stay, a long rehabilitation, and ongoing pain during knee surgery recovery, it is important that you find out more about our process at Nanoknee.
Why not undergo the most advanced total knee replacement surgical technique available? We invite you to meet with us at Nanoknee and find out if you are a candidate for our advanced total knee replacement surgery.
Most patients are able to drive after two weeks when the left knee has been repaired. If the right knee has been repaired, a 30-day follow-up will evaluate your ability to drive, which is typically approved at that point.
All knee components we use at Nanoknee are FDA-approved and manufactured in the USA. The difference in our approach is that our titanium knee replacement components are customized for the patient, with the use of 3D modeling to create a more accurate fit, smoother motion, and greater comfort. For those with special concerns, a hypoallergenic implant is available.
We accept most types of PPO health insurance or Medicare with PPO supplemental. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept Kaiser, MediCal, Medicaid, Tricare or workers’ compensation. If your insurance plan doesn’t cover the procedure, you may be a candidate for financing, or you can pay by credit card or cash.
Amongst the most educated and highly-recommended knee specialists in Los Angeles.