Knee Replacement Specialist

David Liao, DO -  - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. David Liao Orthopaedic Center, LLC

David Liao, DO

Orthopaedic Surgeon located in Hunt County, Greenville, TX & Rockwall County, Royse City, TX

One of the most common reasons adults need knee replacement surgery is because of the age-related condition of osteoarthritis. David Liao, DO of Dr. David Liao Orthopaedic Center, LLC, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in a variety of knee replacement surgeries. With two Texas locations, Greenville in Hunt County and Royse City in Rockwall County, Dr. Liao is the only physician in both counties who performs small-incision knee surgeries, for a shorter inpatient stay. Get relief from chronic knee pain with minimally-invasive knee surgery. Call for an appointment to schedule.

Knee Replacement Q & A

by David Liao, DO

What is total knee replacement surgery?

The knee joint is the largest joint in your body, so when it doesn’t function properly, or causes you a great deal of pain, it makes sense to correct it. Total knee replacement surgery typically involves the following:

  • Removing damaged cartilage and resurfacing the end of the bones in your knee -- the tibia and femur
  • Inserting metal implants to replace the area that Dr. Liao removed
  • Resurfacing the kneecap (patella) with a plastic “button”
  • Inserting a spacer between the metal pieces to create a smooth, gliding surface

Since each individual is different, and the severity of existing knee conditions vary from patient to patient, Dr. Liao performs a knee surgery that is right for you. In many cases, he can perform robotic-assisted knee surgery that is minimally invasive and requires a shorter stay in the hospital.

What is partial knee replacement surgery?

Partial knee replacement surgery may be a possibility for adults whose arthritis only affects one side of the knee, and you also need to have strong ligaments to be a candidate for this type of knee surgery. One of the advantages of a partial replacement over a total knee replacement is that the incision is often much smaller.

How does robotic-assisted knee surgery work?

Robotic-assisted knee surgery helps improve the precision of the surgery. Dr. Liao plans and executes your surgery using a robotic system that helps to more accurately align your leg and knee joint. Robotic-assisted surgery gives him the technology he needs to perform a precise surgery that is customized to your specific needs. The outcome is improved joint function and a minimally-invasive procedure.

How is minimally-invasive knee surgery different?

Minimally-invasive knee surgeries typically requires a significantly smaller incision, for less trauma to your knee tissue, less pain, and a quicker recovery time than traditional knee surgery. The traditional approach to knee surgery not only requires a longer incision, but also a longer hospital stay and recovery time.

If you’ve been thinking about knee replacement surgery, and you’d like to explore all your options with Dr. Liao and his experienced medical team, give the office a call to schedule a consultation today for the Greenville or Royse City location.