Dr. Karkare – Knee Replacement Specialist
Knee pain is a common but complicated problem that most adults face especially if you’re an athlete or have genetic issues like arthritis.
Every patient is unique and that is why Dr. Karkare’s goal is to provide the best individual care for you and your family. Before any procedures, a thorough consultation and examination are performed to address each patient’s pains, mobility, and concerns.
If you are a surgical patient
Dr. Karkare is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in total and partial knee replacement. Having performed more than 1,500 knee replacement surgeries, his work has been published in over thirty peer-reviewed journals and medical articles. He is an expert in solving hip and knee issues and helping his patients return to full, active, and pain-free lives.
Dr. Karkare recommends and performs the latest minimally invasive knee replacement surgeries. With multiple offices throughout Long Island and two locations in New York City, “I’ve helped hundreds of people just like you lead productive, fulfilling, pain-free lives with a functional knee.”
Total knee replacements can be a good option for many men and women, but they’re not for everyone. If you have been experiencing unbearable knee pain, have had a prior knee surgery, or have injured ligaments, or joint damage – you may need a complete knee replacement.
The image above shows two different kinds of polyethylene bearings used in total knee replacement surgeries. The polyethylene having a tall and wide tibial post provides some degree of medial lateral and rotational constraint. The surgeon makes the choice to use constrained or non-constrained inserts depending upon the patient’s anatomy.
The image above shows the usual implants used in a posterior stabilized total knee replacement. The femoral and the tibial components are usually cemented on the bone.
A cruciate-retaining total knee replacement utilizes an intact posterior cruciate ligament for providing femoral roll-back. The nerves present in the posterior cruciate ligament may also make the artificial joint feel more natural.
Revision knee replacement surgery may utilize modular components with stems and bone augments. The addition of tibial and femoral stems provides additional stability and decreases the wear and tear of the polyethylene insert.
Are you a good candidate for TKR surgery?
Total knee replacements can be a good option for many men and women, but they’re not for everyone. If you have been experiencing knee pain, have had a prior knee surgery, or have injured ligaments, you may need a complete knee replacement.
To schedule your evaluation, call (516) 735-4032 or use our online contact form to learn more.