Knee Replacement

Our physicians are highly experienced with the full range knee problems associated with sports, aging, trauma, and arthritis. Their goal is to reduce joint pain and restore joint function to improve a patient’s mobility and quality of life.  Our skilled physicians routinely perform partial and total knee replacements, and revisions of knee replacements. Frequently treated conditions include:

  • Arthritic conditions of the joint
  • Joint deformities
  • Failure of previous joint surgery
  • Simple and complex revision of total joint replacement

Partial Knee Replacement

In unicompartmental knee replacement (also called “partial” knee replacement) only a portion of the knee is resurfaced with metal and plastic components. This procedure is an alternative to total knee replacement for patients whose disease is limited to just one area of the knee.

There are a range of treatments for knee osteoarthritis and your doctor will discuss with you the options that will best relieve your individual osteoarthritis symptoms.


Total Knee Replacement

In total knee replacement surgery, the entire knee is resurfaced with metal and plastic components due to severe arthritis or injury.

Total knee replacement is ideal for individuals who have exhausted all non-surgical measures are having a hard time performing simple activities, such as walking or climbing stairs.  Some people may even experience pain while lying or sitting down.


Total knee replacement is a highly successful procedure.  Over time however, a knee replacement may fail for a variety of reasons.  If your experience pain, swelling, stiffness or instability, your physician may recommend that you have a second surgery, or a “revision total knee replacement.”  In this procedure, the physician removes some or all of the parts of the original prosthesis and replaces them with new ones.

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Dr. Gallentine was a little hesitant about assuring me that I would be able to push my bicycle down the road as well as I did before my knee replacement. [Following my surgery] I competed in the Nebraska Senior Games in Kearney. I rode the 5K on Sat with a result of 8:40, which is about a 22.5mph average. On Sunday, I did the 10K in 22:01, about 18+mph average. Thank you Dr. Gallentine for doing such a great job on my left knee. Oh, and I did get Gold in both events!
Nancy B