Cayman Orthopaedic Group offers innovative Knee Replacements delivered by our team of qualified orthopaedic surgeons in the Cayman Islands.
The aim of knee replacement is meant to give you restored mobility and reduce painful bone on bone contact due to damaged bone surfaces and cartilage. The damaged bone surfaces and cartilage will be removed and replaced with metal and plastic implants.
Unicompartmental Knee Replacement:
If you have osteoarthritis, you might only experience pain on one side of your knee and your surgeon might prescribe unicompartmental knee replacement. This is where only the affected side of your knee joint is replaced, leaving the undamaged side untouched.
Patella-femoral knee replacement:
Patella-femoral knee replacement could be recommended by your surgeon if you experience pain under your kneecap. The damaged parts of your knee such as the femur and patella will be replaced, while preserving the healthy parts of your knee and tibia.
Total knee replacement is often required when osteoarthritis affects numerous areas of your knee. In total knee replacement surgery, a contoured piece of metal replaces the surfaces of the thighbone (femur). Next, the surface of the shinbone (tibia) is replaced with a flatter piece of mental along with a plastic piece that acts as cartilage. A plastic or combined metal and plastic implant can also be implanted in the undersurface of the kneecap.
Consult your doctor and have a discussion around whether knee surgery is right for you. If you start to find that non-surgical treatments aren’t providing as much pain relief as you need to enjoy life the way you used to, it might be the right time to consider whether knee replacement surgery is the best option.
Some common signs that you should observe when considering knee replacement surgery are:
Other factors that you should consider with your doctor before considering surgery are age, overall health and bone density. All surgical procedures have risks and benefits, and individual results vary based on personal circumstances. Recovery will take time, and your doctor will be able to provide details around post-operative expectations.
Some doctors might try to delay knee replacements as long as possible with the aim to prevent secondary operations once the first implants wear out, however, recently a National Institutes of Health Consensus Panel came to the conclusion that knee replacement can be extremely successful. They found that knee replacements can result in “rapid and substantial improvement in the patient’s pain, functional status, and overall health-related quality of life in about 90% of patients.”
 NIH Consensus Statement on Total Knee Replacement. NIH Consens State Sci Statements. 2003;20:1-32.
The team at Cayman Orthopaedic is fully committed to getting you back in the game whether at the professional or amateur level. Our physicians have extensive experience in management of injuries resulting from sporting activities.
At Cayman Orthopaedic, our physicians are skilled in managing the immediate care and surgical and non-surgical follow-up required to treat orthopaedic trauma.
Our Cayman team diagnoses and treats a variety of orthopaedic children’s issues, from everyday injuries, to rare musculoskeletal disorders.
Our experienced physicians are board-certified
medical practitioners and internationally recognized
Over the past 30 years, the Cayman
Orthopaedic Group has spearheaded
the practice and innovation of Orthopaedic
surgery in the Cayman Islands.
Cayman Orthopaedic Group was the first
specialist orthopaedic practice to be
established in the Cayman Islands.