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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Markel include knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Markel honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michaelson takes. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $3,668
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,711
Dr. William Higginbotham III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8273 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. William Higginbotham specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Areas of expertise 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $3,712
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,701
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. Before completing his residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Dr. Bolz attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee replacement, and hip surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bolz is 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $3,671
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Loniewski's clinical interests include revision knee arthroplasty, holistic medicine, and osteoporosis. He takes AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Loniewski attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Loniewski is professionally 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $5,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.

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