I am 100% happy with my new hip. I give the credit for my quick recovery to your excellent method and my hard work. I have told everyone that this method is preferable, and they should tell anyone needing hip replacement about it. I've told friends from Western Michigan, where the anterior method...

Louise Staple

Dr. Zehr replaced a badly damaged and arthritic knee. The results were beyond any reasonable expectation. I've had over 15 surgeries on knee and shoulder at top places around the country and this is by far the best outcome. He is a gifted surgeon at the top of his game. I recommend him highly and...

Dennis Ferrazzano

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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