Knee Replacement Procedures.

The Board Certified & Fellowship-Trained Experts at Sano are at the forefront of modern advancements and technologies in knee replacements.


Meet Our Knee Replacement Team

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Dr. Kevin Witte

Orthopedic Knee Specialist

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Dr. Tim Roberts

Orthopedic Knee Specialist

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Dr. Chris Eckland

Orthopedic Knee Specialist

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Dr. Matt Cullen

Orthopedic Knee Specialist

Knee Replacement Overview:

Typically, arthritis is the most common reason for knee replacement surgery to be performed. For those with severe joint deterioration in their knees, everyday life can be a struggle. Chronic pain from damaged knee cartilage can make it difficult to walk, climb stairs or even stand.

When medication and physical therapy fails to relieve knee pain and improve range-of-motion, knee replacement surgery may be necessary.

Quick Facts:


Joint replacement has been found to result in significant restoration of function and reduction in pain in over 90% of patients.


The majority of joint replacement osteoarthritis patients feel that their joint replacement feels normal (47%) or natural (33%). Overall, there has been an improvement in quality of life, participation in activities, and emotions toward the condition since joint replacement surgery.)


Younger and more active patients are undergoing joint replacement earlier, driving the need for high-technology implants that last longer and support active lifestyles

Our Team Specializes In:

Total Knee Replacements

A total knee replacement is reserved for patients who have chronic knee pain and very little range of motion. In most cases, several areas of tissue in the knee have deteriorated and caused the bones in the knee to rub together. The procedure is performed in four steps:

  • Remove Damaged Bone & Tissue: Small amounts of bone under the kneecap as well as damaged cartilage surfaces at the end of the thigh bone are removed.
  • Metal Implants are Positioned: Small metal components are fitted to the areas of bone where cartilage has been removed.
  • The Kneecap is Resurfaced: In some cases, a plastic button is placed underneath of the kneecap to help aid proper motion between the two metal components.
  • A Spacer is Inserted: A spacer is a shaped piece of plastic that is inserted between the metal components to create a smooth, gliding surface.

While this procedure won’t imitate a completely normal and healthy knee, it will provide pain relief, improve mobility and provide a higher quality of life.

Partial Knee Replacements

Usually done as an alternative to a total knee replacement, a partial knee replacement is typically performed when one side or one part of the knee has been affected by arthritis or injury. With a partial knee replacement, only the damaged part of the knee cartilage is removed and replaced with artificial tissue.

Compared to a total knee replacement, the knee better preserves range of motion and function due to the healthy tissue being spared. Because of the less extensive nature of this procedure, the recovery time is often much faster.

Robotic Knee Replacement

Robotic Knee Surgery is an alternative to the traditional knee replacement surgery. The new robotic knee procedure uses robotic arm technology to assist the surgeon in performing a total knee replacement.

The robotic-arm technology provides more accuracy in positioning implants. This greater accuracy for positioning results in a longer lifespan for the implant as well as improving the way the patient’s knee will feel and function.

Learn more about Robotic Knee Surgery

Why Choose Sano?

We know that knee surgery isn’t always necessary, and is certainly not the first or only method of treatment. Our goal is to relieve pain and help restore the proper function and alignment of the knee with a treatment plan that fits your need. Our qualified team takes their extensive training and fellowship and puts it to use developing a unique treatment plan for you. Not to mention, our physicians have been leaders in innovation, so you can be confident in the approach our team takes in returning you to your active lifestyle.

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Orthopedic Navigators

Upon your visit with Sano Orthopedics, you will meet with an Orthopedic Navigator who will serve as your navigator to provide education about your condition as well as a treatment strategy. Your navigator will ensure treatment is understood, seamless and efficient.

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