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Dr. Scott Quinby treats patients who require a total knee replacement. A total knee replacement is performed to increase mobility, restore functionality and relieve pain. During this procedure,  Dr. Quinby will replace the damaged joint with a metal and plastic joint that will help restore the knee. The goal of a total knee replacement surgery is to replace the parts of the hip or knee joint that have been damaged and to relieve hip or knee pain that cannot be controlled by other treatments. There are many conditions or circumstances that can result in a knee replacement for a patient. Some of these include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and arthritis from a knee injury.

 Dr. Scott Quinby and his staff determine you’re a candidate for a total knee replacement the following information will be helpful when preparing for surgery.

Before Your Surgery

You will most likely arrive at the hospital on the morning of the surgery. Be sure to follow all of your doctor’s instructions on preparing for surgery:

  • You should stop eating or drinking 10 hours before surgery.
  • If you take a daily medication, ask if you should still take it the morning of surgery.
  • At the hospital, your temperature, pulse, breathing, and blood pressure will be checked.
  • An IV (intravenous) line may be started to provide fluids and medications needed during surgery.

The Surgical Procedure

When the surgical team is ready, you’ll be taken to the operating room. There you’ll be given anesthesia to help you sleep through surgery, or to make you numb from the waist down. Then an incision is made on the front or side of your knee. Any damaged bone is cleaned away, and the new joint is put into place. The incision is closed with surgical staples or stitches.

After surgery, patients should follow  Dr. Quinby’s instructions on proper rehabilitation and medication protocol. By following his instructions the recovery process should help patients get back to their everyday lives.

Dr. Scott Quinby will determine the best possible care for each patient and determine the most beneficial treatment necessary for your conditions.