Dr. Hal Chaudhary, a total hip and knee replacement specialist at Beacon Orthopaedics, explains a total knee replacement.
Hi, my name is Hal Chaudhary. I'm a hip and knee replacement specialist at Beacon Orthopaedics. I would just like to go over a total knee arthroplasty model and some of the common misconceptions about the surgery.
This here is a model of a knee replacement. Now, a knee replacement is not a knee transplant. So, a lot of people think that there's a big bone resection or that we're taking out the whole knee and putting a new knee in. We are, in a sense, but a knee replacement, more of a surface procedure that it is a complete knee replacement.
Now, the name would maybe lead you astray, thinking it's a total knee replacement, but in reality we keep the collateral ligaments when we do a knee replacement. And we keep the muscles and tendons, which you can't see here. And that the knee replacement is really just a metallic surface replacement of the femur.
So this is a surface metallic replacement of the femur, and we would replace the surface of the tibia, and in between goes a metal plastic or what we call polyethylene piece. So, not a knee transplant. It's a knee replacement. It's essentially a metallic resurfacing of the joint, and we're keeping the ligaments and the tendons.
Haleem Chaudhary, M.D.
Dr. Haleem Chaudhary is an accomplished total joint specialist providing a range of expert care. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive anterior approach total hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and knee and hip replacement revisions. Prior to joining Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Dr. Chaudhary served as the Total Joint Program Director at the University of Toledo Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Chaudhary was born and raised in Toledo, OH and earned his medical degree at The University of Cincinnati. Before joining Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in 2009, Dr. Chaudhary completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at The University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, OH. He was fellowship trained in adult joint reconstruction surgery from the prestigious Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute in Alexandria, VA. Haleem is married to Dr. Rekha Chaudhary, who is a doctor of hematology and oncology at The University of Cincinnati Medical Center. They have three beautiful children together, two sons, Jay and Sammy, and one daughter, Alisha. For his patient’s convenience, Dr. Chaudhary makes himself available to see patients at four of our Beacon locations; in Ohio, at our Miamisburg, Summit Woods, and Beacon West locations and in Kentucky at our Beacon NKY location. He performs his surgical procedures at the Beacon Ambulatory Surgery Center in Sharonville, OH. Dr. Haleem Chaudhary also has privileges at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.