We found 2 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Unicare near Houston, TX.
Dr. William Hadnott specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in knee problems, hip surgery, and sports health. Dr. Hadnott's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Hadnott studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hadnott completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hadnott is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.
Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Joint Surgery, MAKOplasty, Knee Problems, Hip Surgery, Hip Problems
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 17
- Uninsured Cost: $5,594
- Medicare Cost: $1,332
Dr. Jonathan Lee's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Lee speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, hip replacement, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Lee graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.
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All Interests: Joint Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Aspiration, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 15
- Uninsured Cost: $4,016
- Medicare Cost: $899
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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.