We found 4 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Aetna QPOS near Elk Grove, CA.

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Dr. Scott Gerald Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #113
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Scott Smith's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,570
  • Medicare Cost: $1,553
Dr. Yuhwan Hong, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #113
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Yuhwan Hong is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hong accepts. Dr. Hong attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Union Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hong's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Garrett P Ryle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #113
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Garrett Ryle specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ryle include musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Ryle studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ryle welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Foot Surgery, Hip Resurfacing, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Knee Replacement, Rotator ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,431
  • Medicare Cost: $1,466
Dr. Ryan S Vitali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7551 Timberlake Way; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Vitali practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include dupuytren's contracture, carpal tunnel surgery, and proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vitali is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Medical Spanish. Dr. Vitali is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement, patellofemoral replacement

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Patellofemoral Replacement, Ankle Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Revision ... (Read more)

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What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the knee joint that are damaged. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Knee replacement is used only if other, less invasive treatments have not worked.

A knee replacement may be partial, involving only the damaged areas, or it may include the entire joint. During surgery, the cartilage, a smooth and tough piece of tissue that lines the ends of bones, is removed. The ends of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (lower leg bone), and, sometimes, patella (kneecap) are smoothed out and replaced with metal parts. The cartilage is then replaced with a plastic disc that the metal can glide across when moving. This removes any rough or grinding surfaces within the knee that may have been causing pain.

Surgery can be performed by a large incision along the knee or through tiny incisions with small tools and an arthroscope, a small lighted tube with a camera. The procedure takes one to two hours, and you will stay in the hospital for a few days following surgery as you heal and learn to use your new knee. Physical therapy can help you move correctly and prevent stiffness. Generally, you will be able to return to normal activity within a few weeks, but you may be asked to stop participating in high-impact activities, like football or running, which could injure your new knee.