Pavel Muradov, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon serving in Katy, Sugar Land, Cypress, and Houston TX
Approximately one million Americans undergo total knee replacement surgery each year, adding to the nearly five million who live with a well-functioning implant today. At Integrity Orthopedics in Katy, Texas, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon Pavel Muradov, MD, performs traditional and minimally invasive total knee replacements. If you’re considering a knee replacement, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Total Knee Replacement Q & A
What is a total knee replacement?
Total knee replacement, or total knee arthroplasty, is a highly successful surgical procedure that involves removing damaged parts of your knee and replacing them with artificial components. The goal of a total knee replacement is to alleviate knee pain and restore mobility. In a modern knee replacement, a few millimeters of the arthritic surface of the thigh bone, shinbone, and kneecap are removed and resurfaced with a combination of metal and plastic. Much like a crown on a tooth, the majority of the anatomy (bone and ligaments) remains preserved.
At Integrity Orthopedics, Dr. Muradov uses modern implants from well-established brands like DePuy Synthes, Zimmer Biomet, Smith + Nephew, MicroPort, and Stryker. He offers the medial pivot knee insert to preserve mobility, allowing athletic people to maintain their active lifestyles.
When would I need a total knee replacement?
Dr. Muradov takes a conservative approach to treatment and only recommends total knee replacement after exhausting every available non-surgical treatment, including:
- Physical therapy
- Weight management
- Injection therapy
You may be a candidate for knee replacement surgery if your knee pain is severe and persists despite treatment. Arthritis — including osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis — is the primary reason people undergo total knee replacement.
What are the types of knee replacement procedures?
Dr. Muradov has extensive experience performing all types of knee replacements, including:
Total knee replacement
A total knee replacement involves removing cartilage and some bone from all parts of the joint and replacing them with metal and plastic components. Dr. Muradov uses bone-preserving techniques to leave as much bone intact as possible.
Partial knee replacement
A partial knee replacement involves only one compartment of the knee, preserving the rest of the natural joint. Only about 5% to 10% of people with arthritis are candidates for this procedure. Dr. Muradov uses the Mako® robotic arm to perform partial knee replacements.
Minimally invasive knee replacement
Dr. Muradov has specialized training in minimally invasive knee replacements. This may involve making a smaller incision, avoiding cutting the quadriceps muscle, or other techniques to minimize soft tissue damage.
What is the recovery like after a total knee replacement?
Recovery time varies depending on the type of procedure you need and your preoperative condition. Dr. Muradov explains what you should expect from pain management, wound care, and physical therapy and rehabilitation based on your specific needs.
For leading care in total knee replacement surgery, call Integrity Orthopedics, or book an appointment online today.