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Knee Replacement Surgery

If knee pain is keeping you from enjoying life like you used to, count on South Shore Orthopedics to help get you moving again.

We perform the latest, most minimally invasive options in total and partial knee replacement, helping bring relief to men and women in South Weymouth suffering with severe arthritis. From pre-operative education, through comprehensive rehabilitation and follow-up care, South Shore offers everything you need for success.

Nationally Recognized Joint Replacement Program

Facing any kind of surgery can feel overwhelming, but you can find confidence knowing that South Shore Hospital has been named a Blue Distinction Center+ in Knee and Hip Replacement. Our hospital is among only 13 in Massachusetts to have earned this designation, recognizing our expertise in delivering safe, high-quality specialty care with superior outcomes.

Computer-Assisted Knee Replacement: Better Precision, Less Incision

Computer-assisted orthopedic surgery is a revolutionary technology that visually guides South Shore surgeons through complicated procedures such as total knee replacement.

During surgery, high-tech tracking software displays real-time, multi-dimensional views of your internal anatomy on a computer monitor. The constant flow of information from the surgical site enables your surgeon to manipulate sophisticated micro-instruments through smaller incisions, and position implant components with greater accuracy. Our surgeons also use innovative computer mapping systems to pre-plan and map out surgeries prior to your procedure.

For you, this may offer a host of benefits, including:

  • Less pain
  • Reduced risk of complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • More functional, natural-feeling new knee

Am I Candidate for Knee Replacement Surgery?

Hundreds of thousands of people have knee replacement each year, with a success rate of 96 percent, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to relieving pain, these procedures can enhance mobility and function, and help you rediscover the active life you love.

You may qualify for a life-changing procedure if:

1. You have tried everything else. Supplements, over-the-counter medication, joint injections—you name it, you’ve tried it, and your joints still hurt.

2. Everyday tasks are becoming more difficult. Even something as simple as getting out of bed makes you ache, much less walking up and down stairs, being moderately physically active, or keeping up with your children or grandchildren.

3. You are otherwise in good health. Age is not usually a consideration when choosing whether or not to have a joint replaced—there is no upper age limit, and younger patients may find that their new joint is a lifelong solution to arthritis pain. The most important concern is whether you are healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure, which typically has a relatively low rate of complications.

See a Knee Replacement Specialist

Find an orthopedic surgeon at South Shore or call (781) 624-6673 and we’ll point you to the right specialist.


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