Outpatient knee replacement

If you are under Medicare age and your doctor has told you you may benefit from a knee replacement your options are getting much better!  Most orthopedic conditions can be treated now as an outpatient and this includes partial or total knee replacement.  There is no magic injection (at least not yet) that will restore your knee to its original state and if your knee is arthritic, and you live long enough, replacement becomes the option.  

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Whether you are a weekend warrior, or a high level performer, Dr. Harlan utilizes only the latest sports medicine and arthroscopy techniques for the shoulder, hip, and knee.   
Dr. Harlan is Kansas City's most experienced orthopedic surgeon treating hip disorders of the young active athlete, weekend warrior, and individuals with activity-related groin pain.  Dr Harlan HAS performED more than 1500 advanced arthroscopic procedures of the hip, including the arthroscopic correction of cam and pincer lesions of femoro-acetabular impingement, repair of labrum tears of the hip, repair of tears of the gluteus medius, and hip instability.



   


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19 yo Division 1 college football lineman.

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For the past 10 years I have used the Signature Personalized knee navigation system for total and partial knee replacement.  MRI images are taken of your hip, knee, and ankle prior to surgery.  These images are sent to a company (Materialize) to create custom instruments used during your surgery that are based on your anatomy.  This allows as close to perfect placement of your partial or total knee replacement, crucial for the younger patient.

This video is a nice illustration of cam impingement and how it damages the hip joint.

    ​​   Dr. Harlan   Dr. Byrd
Dr. Harlan has received training from several internationally known and respected orthopedic arthroscopic hip surgeons, including Dr. J. W. Thomas Byrd of the renowned Nashville Hip Institute..  
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call today for an appointment. ​​

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