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We found 5 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Temple, TX.

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Dr. Bryce Corban Allen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1309 N 9th Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Bryce Allen specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Temple, TX. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Allen obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received the following distinctions: Brindley Resident Teaching Award and Frank B. Smith Memorial Award for Outstanding Resident Research, North Pacific Orthopaedic Society. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Joint Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,472
  • Medicare Cost: $1,470
Dr. Scott McLeod Munroe, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2401 S 31st Street; Scott & White Department of Orthoped
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Scott Munroe is a foot and ankle surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests encompass replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Munroe accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Munroe include: Alpha Omega Alpha and Orthopaedic Faculty Instructor of the year. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Knee Replacement, Foot Problems, Replacement ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,741
  • Medicare Cost: $1,514
Dr. Russell Alan Ward, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Russell Ward is an oncologist and orthopedist. He has a special interest in sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Ward is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Ward has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical Interests: Tumor, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,424
  • Medicare Cost: $1,627
Dr. Kirby Dee Hitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Kirby Hitt's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hitt include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015. Dr. Hitt is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 115
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,951
  • Medicare Cost: $1,549
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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1023 Westwood Hills Boulevard
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Edward Benton is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Benton honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,264
  • Medicare Cost: $387

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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.