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Clinical Services at Rush Other Approaches to Treat Knee Problems
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Other Approaches to Treat Knee Problems

Injectable viscosupplementation
Surgeons inject the knee with a substance that offers relief from pain by lubricating the joint.

Osteotomy
A procedure where a surgeon cuts the thigh or shin bone to realign the leg, shifting the weight-bearing burden from the painful portion of the knee, where cartilage is missing or damaged, to a healthier, stronger portion of the knee.

Unicompartmental knee replacement
This procedure can delay the need for a total knee replacement by resurfacing the damaged compartment or side of the knee. The procedure requires only a short hospital stay, allowing patients to quickly return to their active lifestyles.

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Total knee replacement surgery
This surgery removes the damaged and painful areas of the thigh and shin bones. These areas are then replaced with specially designed metal and plastic parts. New minimally invasive techniques are used to access the joint and position the replacement parts. Patients generally have a three to six month recovery time.

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Contact Name
Rush Cartilage Restoration Center
Contact Phone
(888) 352-RUSH
Contact E-mail
Contact_Rush@rush.edu



LocationHours of Operation
Orthopedic Building
1611 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Orthopedic surgeons at Rush see patients at various locations. To find an orthopedic surgeon who meets your needs, call (888) 352-RUSH.



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