Knee replacement

Start living actively again


Take the Oxford Knee Score quiz to generate your score.
The best score is 48 and the worst score is 0.

If your score is less than 30, you might be a candidate for a knee replacement surgery.

Take our knee risk quiz today.

Professional athletes aren’t the only ones who suffer from knee pain. Injuries to the knee can develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, injury or simply aging.

Because the knees are the largest joints in the body, they are also the joint most commonly injured. Although many types of minor knee pain respond well to self-care, our orthopedic knee specialists can determine the best treatment for your condition. From advanced knee resurfacing or replacement to ACL reconstruction, our specialists practice a wide range of minimally-invasive procedures designed to keep you active.

If you are a candidate for kinematic alignment total knee replacement, Dr. Stephen Howell and Dr. Alexander Nedopil have developed a plan to help you return to the comfort of your own home even more quickly. Our team has found that patients who go home the same day of surgery experience less pain and have a lowered risk of exposure to hospital-acquired infections and COVID-19. For those who wish to stay in town post-surgery, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial has an agreement with the Fairmont Inn and Suites by Marriott in Lodi. This same-day discharge creates a safe, effective, more comfortable approach to knee replacement surgery.

With the advanced medical technology available today, there’s no need to suffer with the limitation of activities caused by deteriorating knees. After a comprehensive evaluation of your condition, we can determine the most effective course of treatment.

Comprehensive knee services offered:

  • Kinematic alignment total knee replacement
  • Meniscus surgery
  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction
  • Cartilage repair/stimulation
  • Cartilage growth and implantation
  • Removal of loose bone or cartilage
  • Fracture fixation
  • Arthritis treatment, visco-supplementation or cortisone injections
  • Bursitis treatment
  • Tendonitis treatment