Whether the cause of knee pain is arthritis, sports injury or trauma, the orthopedic surgeons at Howard County General Hospital can diagnose and treat your knee condition.
If pain medications, weight loss, physical therapy or other treatments don’t provide relief, surgery may be an option. Our surgeons perform knee arthroscopy, repair of torn knee cartilage and ligaments, and total knee replacement surgery, which removes and replaces diseased joint surfaces with prosthetic implants. We perform minimally-invasive surgery, which may involve less pain, a shorter recovery time and smaller incisions. Our specialists can help you determine whether surgery is right for you.
To find a knee specialist, visit the Johns Hopkins Musculoskeletal Center in Columbia.
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About Knee Replacement Surgery
Savyasachi "Savya" Thakkar, M.D. explains who is a candidate for knee replacement surgery, and what to expect during and after surgery.
Preparing for Knee Replacement Surgery
Savyasachi "Savya" Thakkar, M.D. explains how patients can prepare for knee replacement surgery including physical therapy (prehab) and what to expect after surgery.