We found 5 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Blue Care Network near Brighton, MI.

Dr. David C Markel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. David Markel's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Markel include knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Markel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Markel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,797
  • Medicare Cost: $1,710
Dr. Jefferey Eric Michaelson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Jefferey Michaelson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Michaelson's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Michaelson attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Michaelson is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,668
  • Medicare Cost: $1,711
Dr. William Higginbotham III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. William Higginbotham, who practices in Southfield, MI and Brighton, MI, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Higginbotham include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Higginbotham attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Genesys Health System and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Knee Pain, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,712
  • Medicare Cost: $1,701
Dr. James C Bolz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. James Bolz is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee replacement, and hip surgery. Dr. Bolz is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Bolz average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Neck Pain, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,671
  • Medicare Cost: $1,711
Dr. Edward Gerard Loniewski, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2305 Genoa Business Park Drive; Suite 170
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Edward Loniewski's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Loniewski speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loniewski include revision knee arthroplasty, holistic medicine, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Advanced Orthopedics (Plano, TX), and St. John Providence Health System. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Loniewski's residency was performed at Botsford Hospital. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Shoulder Reconstruction, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,711

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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.