Knee Pain Treatment and Replacement Surgery

Orthopedic Appointment

Make An Orthopedic Appointment:

Having pain in your knees? Appointments are now available for patients to be seen quickly and if surgery is needed, we have a group of excellent surgeons who offer joint replacement surgeries shortly after your clinic visit.

Denver Health now allows patients to schedule appointments directly with orthopedic providers, skipping the need for a referral from a primary care doctor. However, certain insurance plans might still require a referral including Medicare and Medicaid. This change simplifies access to orthopedic care, ensuring you can get the orthopedic help you need without unnecessary delays. 



Are your knees causing you pain as you conduct life's most basic tasks?

Your knees are one of your body's largest joints, supporting your body's weight and giving you the ability to move.

If you feel pain walking, climbing the stairs or even sleeping, it may be time to see the orthopedic experts at Denver Health. Our team is skilled in the treatment of damaged knees, helping you return to your everyday activities.

Depending on what is causing your pain, our specialists may recommend exercise, medication, surgery or a combination of treatments. When that is not enough, advanced and minimally invasive surgery may be able to provide quality, long-term outcomes.

Our orthopedic experts have experience with a variety of knee conditions.


Knee Conditions and Treatments

  • Anterior cruciate ligament injury (commonly known as ACL)
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Hip
  • Baker's cyst (popliteal cyst)
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Knee osteotomy
  • Knee dislocation
  • Knee replacement (knee arthroplasty)
  • Knee sprain
  • Leg lengthening
  • Ligament injuries/knee instability
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Patella fracture
  • Patella instability
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee)
  • Peroneal nerve injury
  • Posterior cruciate ligament injury


Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery is a treatment for severe pain that may be caused by injury or arthritis. This surgery typically involves replacing the entire bone with metal implants and plastic spacers and lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Your doctor may recommend these surgeries if non-surgical treatment options have not been effective or if medical tests, such as x-rays, indicate that surgery is the best treatment option.

While most total joint arthroplasty (TJA) or total joint replacement surgeries are very successful, there are some potential complications to be aware of including blood clots, wound infection, infection around the hardware, malfunction of the hardware and nerve injury.

After knee replacement surgery, patients should be able to resume most normal activities of daily living within 3 to 6 weeks following surgery. Home exercises and formal physical therapy are key to the recovery process.

Learn more about our second opinion service and second chance treatment options.