My name is Lezanne Bowman, I am 46 years old, and Dr. Zehr changed my life! For six months, I lived with excruciating pain in my right hip. I consulted a chiropractor and physical therapist, neither of which were able to provide any relief or a correct diagnosis. I then consulted with an orthoped...

Lezanne Bowman

I received excellent care and would recommend Dr. Zehr to anyone.

Dennis R. Mclean

Excellent all around!

Deborah Huckins

I don’t have enough positives to describe Dr. Zehr and his entire staff. From the first phone “hello” until the final post op “see you later”, I was treated with the utmost respect and was well educated for each step of my joint replacement surgery. Although dreaded, the surgery and re...

Dr. Jay Jones

If knee surgery could be considered pleasant, Dr. and staff made it as pleasant as possible. After 5 weeks, I was fishing on our 21-foot center console and even hooked a tarpon. Wish my right knee felt as good. That will be next.

Fred Amerspek

Artificial Knee Replacement

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Knee replacement surgery is really quite common. In fact, last year it is estimated that over 700,000 Americans underwent artificial knee replacement surgery to relieve the pain of an arthritic knee joint. In this procedure the worn articular cartilage is removed from the ends of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) and replaced with an artificial knee joint consisting of a metal cap and plate with a hard plastic bearing between them.

Since the original artificial knee replacements were done in the early 1970’s great improvements have been made in the surgical technique, the artificial knee joints and the recovery process from total knee replacement surgery.

Another great advancement in the field of artificial knee replacements is the customizing of the alignment of the artificial knee joint specifically to the individual patient. Better alignment should make the implants last longer. This will be particularly important to younger patients who need a knee replacement.

For more information call The Zehr Center at 239-596-0100.

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