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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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Smith focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Smith 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
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Yuhwan Hong is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. In his practice, Dr. Hong focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Douglas Dennis' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dennis is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis honors. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He is accepting new patients.

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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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Labson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Labson has an open panel. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Labson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ryle has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ryle has an open panel.

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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

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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.