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We found 4 providers matching knee replacement and who accept TRICARE near Radnor, PA.

Dr. Charles Lenwood Nelson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Charles Nelson is an orthopedist. He is especially interested in knee problems, hip arthroscopy, and partial knee replacement. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson's training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue and Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,665
  • Medicare Cost: $1,838
Dr. Gwo-Chin Chin Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Radnor, PA, and Berwyn, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lee's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteomyelitis, patellofemoral replacement, and knee arthroscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement, patellofemoral replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Patellofemoral Replacement, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,570
  • Medicare Cost: $1,697
Dr. Christopher Joseph Lyons, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Lyons' specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lyons include second opinions, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Lyons's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , total knee replacement

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Second Opinions, Fibula Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,286
  • Medicare Cost: $1,731
Dr. Atul F Kamath, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Atul Kamath, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, hip osteotomy, and patellofemoral replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kamath honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kamath's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement, patellofemoral replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Patellofemoral Replacement, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

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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.