At Texas Oaks Orthopaedic, we are dedicated to providing the finest orthopaedic care to our patients. From the moment you walk into our office, you will be greeted by our friendly staff who will do their utmost to make sure that your visit with us is as comfortable as possible. With more than 34 years of combined experience in orthopaedics and San Antonio knee surgery, Dr. David M. Gonzalez brings quality care to patients with pain and injury. Whether you are a professional athlete or weekend warrior, we use the most advanced technology to provide you with the best comprehensive orthopaedic care for your knee injury. We understand that you are trusting us with your health and so your visits with us are all about you, your happiness, your comfort and your health. Our patients expect and receive the finest care with a gentle touch each and every time they see us. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. Among our most important functions is to educate our patients as to their treatment options. We take the time to speak to you about your treatment goals and we will make recommendations allowing you to make the most educated health care decisions.
If your knee injury requires knee replacement surgery, your San Antonio knee surgeon utilizes minimally invasive knee replacement whenever possible for his patients. This approach involves very little disruption of the tissues and ligaments within and around the knee by replacing only the worn, weight-bearing surfaces on the inner side of the knee. Called a partial knee replacement, this surgery enjoys great patient acceptance because it is relatively smaller and more comfortable than traditional knee replacement. When the condition is serious enough to involve the whole knee, a traditional knee replacement is the best answer. Beside technical expertise in performing knee replacement surgery, your doctor brings his knee patients the benefits of his enormous experience with pain control and rehabilitation.
In a total knee replacement, all of the joint surfaces in the knee are replaced with artificial materials. During a total knee replacement surgery, damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the joint ends of the thigh and shin bones, and as needed from the back of the kneecap by the San Antonio knee surgeon. The removed cartilage and bones are replaced with implants to recreate the joint surfaces. A plastic spacer is then placed between the new metal ends of the thigh bone and shin bone to create a smooth gliding joint surface. A high percentage of individuals who have knee replacement surgery experience a significant relief of symptoms along with an improvement in mobility. Come in and let us discuss your best options for full recovery and function.