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

Dr. Bryce Allen is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Allen accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Allen attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Allen include: Brindley Resident Teaching Award and Frank B. Smith Memorial Award for Outstanding Resident Research, North Pacific Orthopaedic Society.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $4,472
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Munroe's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Hitt is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Hitt focuses on replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Hitt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Hitt attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hitt include: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 115
  • Charge (avg.): $4,951
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,549

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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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