We found 5 providers matching knee replacement and who accept CIGNA Indemnity near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Scott Gerald Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, 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.

Read more

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
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement

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

Dr. Douglas Alan Dennis Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4860 Y Street; Acc #3800
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Dennis' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Dennis's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Dennis include musculoskeletal surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dennis is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,169
  • Medicare Cost: $1,659
Dr. Jerry D Labson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Department 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Labson's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Labson obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Garrett P Ryle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, 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.

Read more

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

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.