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The knee is the largest joint in the body and one of the most easily injured. It's also one of the most commonly replaced joints.

The simple act of getting out of bed in the morning can be painful for a person with an injured knee. Whether you're suffering from a past injury or from the gradual wear and tear of arthritis, knee pain can make it difficult for you to maintain an active lifestyle.

Patients have access to Northeast Ohio’s largest group of knee surgeons thanks to Summa Health System’s partnership with Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center.

The diversity in fellowship training of our hand surgeons is impressive. Physicians have trained at prestigious fellowship programs throughout the country, and have brought this expertise back to Northeast Ohio.

Our physicians are dedicated to treating patients with knee pain and providing them with the treatment that will restore quality of life. Physicians can help patients in a number of ways, including:

• Physical therapy
• The latest techniques in minimally invasive surgery
• Total knee replacement
• Cutting-edge procedures

Many surgical procedures are done arthroscopically, an important benefit for patients because recovery time is much faster than traditional surgical methods.

Knee replacement surgery is a very successful procedure. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed annually in the U.S., with Summa performing more than 4,000 of those surgeries each year. Partial knee replacement or total knee replacement procedures can significantly lessen knee pain in many patients. There are no age or weight restrictions for knee replacement surgery, though most patients are age 50 to 80 years. Recommendations for knee replacement will be based on a patient's level of pain and disability.

To further evaluate a patient's need for knee replacement surgery, our surgeons may determine further testing is required which may include X-rays to determine the extent of damage or deformity in the knee; or other testing, such as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to determine the condition of the bone and soft tissues of the knee.

It's time to experience life without knee pain. Schedule an appointment online or call (888) 826-0539.

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