At Oceana Sports Medicine we perform the knee replacement Virginia Beach & Chesapeake Trusts!  Oceana Sports Medicine offers the renowned MAKOplasty Robotic Knee Replacement, partial knee replacement and the durable 3D-Print Cement-less Knee replacement technology.  We perform the top-rated Knee Replacement Virginia Beach & Chesapeake, with Minimally Invasive Approaches, custom Patient-Specific Implants and Outpatient Knee Replacement!

Knee Replacement

The knee joint is made up of three bones: the thigh bone (femur), the shin bone (tibia) and the kneecap (patella). The end of each of these bones is covered by a smooth, shiny, white, gristle-like layer of tissue called articular cartilage. This layer allows these bones to glide smoothly over each other during knee motion. Articular cartilage damage and wear that accumulates over time results in osteoarthritis. Arthritis development or exacerbation can be induced by minor or major trauma to joint, and is strongly correlated with factors like patient weight, activity level and occupation (amount of weight bearing), among others. Genetic predisposition also plays a role in the development and symptomatology of arthritis. Various coexistent pathology can be present including meniscus damage, loose bodies and bone spurs. Involvement can be localized to one section of the joint or spread diffusely though the entire joint.

Arthritis results in pain, loss of motion, deformity and functional limitation, usually exacerbated by weight-bearing. Patients may also notice intermittent swelling in the knee and/or a grinding sensation with knee movement. As the arthritis progresses, there may be a loss of range of motion in the knee. Some patients complain of pain associated with weather changes
The diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee is typically made by a combination of the patient’s history, the findings on physical examination, and x-rays.
Treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee depends upon the severity of the arthritis and the patients symptoms. Initially non-surgical treatment methods are recommended; options

include: activity modifications, weight loss for patients who are overweight, use of assistive and corrective devices (such as a shoe inserts, a brace, a cane, or a walker), nutritional supplements (such as glucosamine and chondroitin), and medications (such as Tylenol or anti-inflammatory medications).

If these options fail to control the symptoms, injections into the knee, either in the form of a steroid (such as cortisone) or visco-supplementation injections (eg. Synvisc or Euflexxa ) may be attempted. If conservative measures fail, knee replacement surgery is recommended. In this surgery the arthritic ends of the bones are cut away and replaced by metal and plastic components.

At Oceana Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Aboka provides innovative treatments for knee arthritis, tailored to each individual patient, utilizing modern Total Knee Replacement technology with Stryker 3-D Print Cement-less Press-Fit Implants, which allow for superior osteo-integration and implant longevity, and minimizing the risk of revision surgery.