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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Markel's areas of expertise consist of knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markel takes. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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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. William Higginbotham III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. William Higginbotham sees patients in Southfield, MI and Brighton, MI. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Higginbotham accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. He is affiliated with 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. Jefferey Eric Michaelson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Jefferey Michaelson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Michaelson include knee problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Michaelson is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michaelson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is professionally 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. James C Bolz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. James Bolz specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, knee replacement, and hip surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bolz honors. Before completing his residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Dr. Bolz attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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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, who practices in Genoa; Brighton, MI and Brighton, MI, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include revision knee arthroplasty, holistic medicine, and osteoporosis. Dr. Loniewski honors AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Botsford Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Loniewski is affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Advanced Orthopedics (Plano, TX), and St. John Providence Health System.

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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.