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DUNLEAVY-2-2015Total knee replacement surgery can be difficult for patients, often requiring a hospital stay and lengthy rehabilitation. Ongoing medical advances have made these procedures less invasive than in years past, but successful outcomes still require the patient to commit significant time and effort.

More recently, partial knee replacement has become a popular, less invasive option for select patients. Now, in its commitment to superlative care, Danbury Orthopedics is offering partial knee replacement at their newly opened outpatient Surgical Center – officially known as the Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center (WCOSC), located at 226 White St in Danbury.

"This marks the first time that patients in the Danbury area do not have to go to a hospital to have this advanced procedure," says Dr. John Dunleavy, a Danbury Orthopedics surgeon and one of the region's leading total joint and knee specialists. "They can come to our new Surgical Center, have their partial knee procedure performed in a highly specialized orthopedic environment, go home the same day, and have all their follow-up care right here. They receive total patient care in total convenience."

Why Partial?

Patients whose knee deterioration is primarily isolated to one part of the joint may be candidates for a partial knee replacement. Because the partial procedure involves less tissue damage than a total replacement, recoveries are generally faster. Also, in part because no ligaments are removed, many patients say their post-surgical knee feels and functions more normally. These are some of the reasons why partial replacements are considered ideal for the select patients whose joint deterioration is at a contained stage.

Beyond Convenience

Of course, a patient's primary concern is quality of care, and here again Danbury Orthopedics offers many advantages, including a team of Fellowship-trained specialists with the highest credentials. As a dedicated orthopedic center, all surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis. "The process is extremely streamlined, and coordinated by a highly integrated team of specialists, including nurses and anesthesiologists skilled in orthopedics," says Dr. Dunleavy. "Because everything is geared towards outpatient, we function smoothly and can deliver a better patient experience than might be possible in a larger and more general institution."

In a culture where people are focused on living long and aging well, medical professionals envision a growing demand for joint replacement surgeries. With its state-of-the-art outpatient Surgical Center, Danbury Orthopedics is solidly positioned to serve the needs of the greater Connecticut area with compassion, expertise and convenience.

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