Total knee replacement surgery, sometimes called total knee arthroplasty, is an intricate surgical procedure for patients who have severe knee joint pain and mobility issues. The surgeon removes or files down damaged bones in the joint, replacing or capping them with plastic and metal implants. These implants or prostheses help to restore function without pain.

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Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive option for diagnosing and treating issues within the knee joint. Learn more about the procedure here. What is arthroscopy? Arthroscopy refers to a minimally invasive surgical procedure often performed by orthopedic surgeons. In an arthroscopic procedure, a tiny camera is used to provide a view of the inside of…

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Arkansas Surgical Hospital Press Release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK—Dr. Samuel Baxter is the latest orthopedic surgeon to join the medical staff at Arkansas Surgical Hospital. Dr. Baxter focuses on hip and knee surgery, performing procedures such as arthroplasty, arthroscopy, and revision total joint replacements. “I am most passionate about doing the best job I can do for every patient,” said Dr.…

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Press Release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Doctors at Arkansas Surgical Hospital have a new helping hand for knee replacement surgery with the arrival of the Zimmer Biomet ROSA®️ Knee System. The ROSA knee system brings together robotic technology with industry-leading surgeons to help personalize surgical procedures. “Technology can never fully replace the decades of experience possessed by…

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There are a variety of treatments for cartilage damage in the knee, ranging from pain and anti-inflammatory medications to complete knee replacement. One of the most recent developments in treating knee problems is cartilage transplant surgery. Cartilage transplant surgery is usually an option for patients who have damage that is localized rather than widespread. It…

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Meniscus tears can occur when you twist or wrench your knee. Learn more about these painful injuries and the various ways they can be treated. What is the Meniscus? The meniscus is the cartilage between the tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh bone) in the knee. There are two menisci in each knee. They cushion…

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Arthroscopy is used in a wide variety of joint problems, especially in the knee.  Learn more about this procedure and the types of knee issues it can treat. How Your Knee Works Your knee is a hinged joint that rotates.  It carries the greatest amount of your body weight.  This may contribute to the reason…

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There are several ways to treat arthritis of the hip and knee, from medications and physical therapy to minimally invasive surgeries and total joint replacement. Nonsurgical Treatments for Arthritis Before surgery is required, there are several treatments that can help manage your hip or knee arthritis. Nonsurgical treatment options for arthritis include: Weight loss Wearing…

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