Mayo Clinic's approach

Teamwork

At Mayo Clinic, a team that specializes in joint replacement surgery and rehabilitation oversees your care. After your surgery, Mayo Clinic will contact you periodically to see how your knee replacement is doing.

Experience

  • Mayo Clinic surgeons perform more than 2,100 knee replacement surgeries annually.
  • Mayo's joint replacement database contains information on every joint replacement surgery performed at Mayo Clinic. The database helps Mayo Clinic doctors determine which surgical technique and prosthesis type will be the most effective for you. The database has also led doctors to many improvements in surgical techniques and prosthesis designs.

Advanced technology

  • Some Mayo Clinic surgeons use a computer-guided robotic arm during knee replacement surgeries. This device helps the surgeon remove as little bone as possible and precisely align the artificial joint to the bone.
  • Mayo Clinic's laboratory for motion analysis is involved with developing, modifying and patenting new prosthesis designs, ensuring you'll have access to the latest technology in your new joint.

Research

Mayo Clinic doctors have published extensively on improving knee replacement care. Research topics include new materials, robot-assisted techniques, improvements in pain management after surgery and others.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

  1. Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery Restores Active Lifestyle for Mini Kincaid

    ? Over time, knee pain began to severely limit Mini Kincaid's enjoyment of the activities she loved. But with robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery at Mayo Clinic, Mini is ready to get back in action. Herminia "Mini" Kincaid has been active her entire life ? running, skiing and playing everything from soccer to golf to tennis. [...]

  2. From Walking With a Cane to Biking 100 Miles After Knee Replacement

    Pain was Julie Frisby's constant companion after a series of injuries damaged her knee and spine. Knee replacement surgery at Mayo Clinic provided the relief she needed to resume an active life. Before her total knee replacement surgery in February 2017, Julie Frisby was in excruciating pain from a series of injuries. The Ponte Vedra, [...]

  3. Tree Farmer?s Passion for the Outdoors Thrives Thanks to Palliative Care Team

    Roger Conklin has a passion for being outdoors. A tree farmer for more than 50 years, Roger looks forward to the changing seasons and experiencing the cycle of planting, growing and harvesting. Over the last two decades, however, health concerns have made his outdoor activities more challenging. During that time, Roger has undergone hip and [...]

  4. Gratitude, and the Voice of Experience

    Mark Pearce jokes that, "If something's going to happen, it's going to happen to me." That sentiment isn't hard to understand in someone who has had eight joint replacements (knees, hips and shoulders ? some more than once), has been cardioverted 18 times to restore normal heart rhythm, and had surgery for a brain tumor. [...]

Expertise and rankings

  • Mayo Clinic surgeons perform more than 2,100 knee replacement surgeries annually.
  • Mayo's joint replacement database contains information on every joint replacement surgery performed at Mayo Clinic. The database helps Mayo Clinic doctors determine which surgical technique and prosthesis type will be the most effective for you. The database has also led doctors to many improvements in surgical techniques and prosthesis designs.
  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

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References
  1. Martin GM, et al. Total knee arthroplasty. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed Sept. 24, 2017.
  2. Total knee replacement. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00389. Accessed Sept. 24, 2017.
  3. AskMayoExpert. Knee replacement. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2017.
  4. Warner KJ. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Sept. 24, 2017.