Knee Services

Periodic to frequent knee pain secondary to arthritis affects nearly one in four American adults. Whether it comes and goes or remains constant, knee pain can cause severe problems in function and major life disruption. 

Our team of innovative, research-driven surgeons at Total Joint Specialists offers innovative solutions using state-of-the-art technology for arthritic knee pain. Our doctors are the region’s leading knee arthritis experts, here to help you set a new standard of living.

When Should I Seek Help for Knee Pain?

If you have regular knee pain, there are a few signs that it’s time to seek help, including if:

  • You can’t perform your usual tasks without help or a walking aid
  • Knee pain keeps you up at night
  • Knee pain prevents normal walking
  • Knee pain disrupts your activities

Many people think of knee pain resulting from arthritis as something to live with, rather than something they can overcome. At Total Joint Specialists, our experts offer a range of solutions that can help you return to normal activities.

Usually, knee arthritis starts gradually, but it may come on suddenly in some cases. It’s common to experience symptoms when first getting up after sitting for a period of time.

What Are the Treatment Options for Knee Arthritis?

In the early stages of knee arthritis, the symptoms may be quite mild, infrequent, and tolerable. Nonsurgical treatments like medicine, injections, low-impact exercise, and activity modification are designed to help the symptoms of arthritis. Unfortunately, these treatments will not “fix” the problem. However, if these treatments offer enough improvement to produce a satisfactory quality of life, they can be continued as long as they remain effective. 

Unfortunately, the symptoms of knee joint damage typically worsen over time. Often nonoperative treatments become less effective. If the symptoms progress to the point that one's quality of life is not satisfactory, knee replacement surgery will dramatically improve one’s pain, function, and ability to return to a much more active lifestyle.

Is Knee Replacement Surgery a Good Knee Pain Solution?

Knee replacement surgery is the gold standard treatment for advanced arthritis. Knee replacement surgery involves resurfacing the worn surfaces of the joint.

A total knee replacement resurfaces all of the knee joint surfaces, while a partial knee replacement only replaces a smaller, often singular, damaged surface. By restoring these damaged or worn-out surfaces with custom-fitted new surfaces, you can return to an active, healthy lifestyle. The top priority is preserving as much of your natural bone and soft tissue as possible, which in turn leads to a superior joint replacement fit and improved comfort and function after your surgery.

Our surgeons evaluate all options and use the least invasive surgical approach possible, starting with careful pre-surgery planning. Your surgeon maps the ideal implant dimensions and positions to suit your unique anatomy. 

Treatment Options

Knee Replacement Surgery 
When the tissues surrounding the knee joint have significant damage, replacing the joint structure through a knee replacement procedure can be a great long-term pain relief solution. Rebuilding the joint structure with implants can restore knee function to keep you moving after removing the source of pain.

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Partial Knee Replacement Surgery 
One form of knee replacement surgery, the partial knee replacement, can lead to less pain and a shorter recovery time after surgery than total knee replacement. Partial knee replacement is available from our doctors at Total Joint Specialists for patients who meet certain criteria.

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Joint Injections
When medications can no longer control your joint pain, you may find relief with joint injections. At Total Joint Specialists, our skilled orthopedic specialists offer joint injections to relieve the symptoms of arthritis, bursitis, and other painful conditions. Joint injections can also make it easier for you to engage in physical therapy so you can heal more efficiently.

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Robotic Joint Replacement Surgery
Arthritis is a leading cause of chronic hip and knee pain. If you’re not getting pain relief with conventional therapies, it may be time to consider the benefits of robotic hip or knee surgery. Our skilled surgeons at Total Joint Specialists proudly offer the advanced Mako SmartRobotics™ and VELYS™ robotic-assisted surgery systems for knee and hip repair or replacement.

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Specialized Knee Care You Can Trust

With exceptional focus and expertise in advanced hip and knee care, our doctors at Total Joint Specialists spend every day setting the standard in hip and knee replacement. Our team has the knowledge and skill to offer the guidance, support, and care plan that is right for your knee pain and your goals.

Learn more about how our experts at Total Joint Specialists can treat your knee pain by calling (770) 292-6500 or requesting an appointment online now. Our specialty-trained doctors are available for you at convenient offices throughout the region: Acworth, Alpharetta, Braselton, Canton, Crabapple, Cumming, Ellijay, Gainesville, Lawrenceville, Midtown (Atlanta), Sandy Springs, Snellville, and Woodstock, Georgia.

From Our Patients

Dr. Wood listened to my concerns regarding my previous surgery. His entire team followed the plan that he established and kept me informed during the process. The pre-surgery plan included Dr. Wood, whose team was also very informative and caring. The positive outcome of the surgery was noticed immediately after recovery. I could stand up straight and lay flat on my back.

Bernard B

Dr. Vojdani is a wonderful surgeon with a great bedside manner. I am currently 6 weeks post hip replacement and my recovery has been amazing. Their whole team is very responsive within the patient portal. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

Brandi R.

Dr. Seng is a phenomenal orthopedic doctor! His expertise and care are truly commendable. He took the time to listen to my concerns, thoroughly explained my diagnosis, and proposed a treatment plan that was effective. His professionalism and compassion made me feel at ease throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Dr. Seng to anyone in need of orthopedic care!

Kim B.

Dr. Naylor and his staff have been amazing prior to, during and after my knee replacement revision surgery. He has taken the time to answer my questions, address any concerns and so far, my recovery is going very well. I would highly recommend him for any future needs.

Laura G.

Dr. Land made me feel so comfortable.  He gave me confidence in explaining what we saw on the x-rays.  He exudes confidence and shows how smart he is!  I will certainly go back to see him if I have knee or hip problems.

Lamar C.

Dr Godfrey is an excellent doctor/surgeon. Very caring and takes time to listen to your issues.

Jeff K.

Dr. Dean and the entire staff in the offices and at the surgery center were so kind, friendly and professional. I am 6 1/2 weeks post op. I am doing everything I want to and have no pain, only occasional stiffness or discomfort and that quickly resolves. I had my second post op appointment today and no more physical therapy for me! The surgery and recovery has far surpassed what I anticipated. I’d say I’m nearly 100% and feel I have no limitations! You really don’t realize how bad things were until you recover from replacement! I’m so thankful I had this done!  I know that my success is because Dr. Dean did a fantastic job with the total hip replacement and prepared me well with classes, FORCE, pre and post op physical therapy. I’m grateful to him and Dee Whitacre for always answering my questions, explaining so it’s easy to understand and preparing me to such a great extent. I have already, and will continue to highly recommend Dr. Dean and Total Joint Specialists!

Lianne D.

Everything was exceptional-- from making the initial appointment to my follow up surgery appointment 6 weeks later. The education process was terrific; Dr Bradbury was awesome in that he gave me time and explained the hip procedure and post operative instructions very well. The day of surgery was extraordinary in that I went in and 4 hours later was walking out with a new hip. The Force PT staff were superior in both communications and advice. Overall I give it an 11 out of 10!!Highly recommend Dr Bradbury for both hip and knee surgeries. He is the best!!!!

Mat S.

Dr. Gottsman made me feel so comfortable with a decision to have a total knee arthroplasty. He is not only a very experienced and excellent surgeon, but an extremely easy person to work with. He listens to you, is very responsive to your questions and concerns, and apparently cares a lot about his patients. I am so far completely satisfied with him and his very good team.

Dennis S.

Dr Statton is one of the best. He performed both of my knee replacement surgeries and I have been very well pleased. He and his team have been extremely attentive and supportive throughout my entire procedure and recovery. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great surgeon.

Angela A.

Dr Guild is the most caring and professional Doctor anyone could hope to have. Technically he is in the top 1% and he is at the top of that 1%. He is excellent skill wise and he has a great bed side manner. A rare combination. His office and staff are efficient and friendly. Another rarity! I live downtown. Near the Capitol and I drive to Cummings to see Dr Guild. I recommend Dr Guild to everyone.

Cayenne B.

Had both my hips replaced by Dr. Kress over the last 20 years, still going strong . The entire team is outstanding from the administration to the evaluation (Eddie Bean) to the education/orientation. I could not give a stronger recommendation to the entire team, their practice and the ongoing experience.

Richard A.

Dr. Gupta is one of the best there is. His knowledge and care are second to none. I highly recommend Dr. Gupta for a knee or hip replacement.

Andrew S.

Dr. DeCook made me feel comfortable from the moment I passed him in the hallway going to my room. He made me laugh and laughed back at my goofy remarks. He explained everything in a language I fully understood and answered my questions in an extremely polite and easy to understand way. Excellent experience.

Susan H.