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Knee treatment

Knee replacement and other options in Columbus, NE

Your knees bear the weight of your entire body — literally. So, when you are experiencing pain in your knees, it can significantly decrease your quality of life. You need to find a treatment plan that will help you return to the activities you love to do.

The knee specialists at Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic start by getting to know you as a patient. We want to know who you are, what you do and what your hobbies are. When we develop a relationship as provider and patient, we can work better together to determine your goals. 

There are many options for treating knee pain, including:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications.
  • Activity modification.
  • Weight loss.
  • Physical therapy.
  • Braces.
  • Injections.

When less invasive treatments fail, the next option to consider is surgery. Knee replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, involves cutting away the damaged bone and cartilage from your knee and replacing it with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, plastics and polymers. At Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic, we perform both total knee replacements and partial knee replacements. Our provider who performs knee replacements include Kaare Kolstad, Jr., MD.

Mako robotic arm-assisted surgery

The Mako robot, a state-of-the-art piece of technology at Columbus Community Hospital, has provided our surgeons with an excellent tool to allow for accurate placement and alignment of knee implants. When using Mako, surgeons can preserve healthy bone and soft tissue, resulting in less postoperative pain, quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay than manual techniques. 

Surge joint replacement program

Surgeons at Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic partner with Columbus Community Hospital to provide the Surge program for joint replacement patients. The program starts with education before surgery. Each potential patient chooses a coach — usually a family member or loved one — who will be an active participant in their care before, during and after discharge from the hospital.

The patient and coach are required to attend a class three to four weeks before the surgery. During the class, they meet the Surge team and learn about the procedure, what to expect in the hospital and how to care for the patient after discharge.

A successful program

Through our state-of-the-art surgical techniques and innovative education and rehabilitation program, Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic has experienced great success with our patients, and we have the data to prove it.

To make an appointment or learn more about knee treatment at Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic, call 402-562-4700.


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