Knee Reconstruction & Replacement Surgery in Louisville, KY

Knee Reconstruction Louisville KY Richard “Alex” Sweet II, M.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee reconstruction and replacement at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic. Collaborating with an in-house team of physical therapists and specially trained practitioners, Dr. Sweet utilizes the latest developments in minimally invasive surgical techniques to help his patients efficiently and safely return to the activities they enjoy. If you live in Louisville, Kentucky, or a nearby community and wish to consult with a renowned knee specialist, look no further than Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic.

What is Knee Reconstruction?

First things first—what is exactly knee reconstruction surgery? The term “knee reconstruction” is sometimes used to describe a variety of knee procedures, including knee replacement surgery—which involves replacing damaged components of the knee joint with artificial prostheses—and procedures to surgically repair damaged knee ligaments, most commonly the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), and the medial cruciate ligament (MCL).

Knee reconstruction surgery that involves replacing components of the knee joint may be a viable treatment option for people with severe osteoarthritis. Extremely common among adults over 50, osteoarthritis is characterized by the deterioration of the cartilage that cushions the knee joint and allows for comfortable, fluid movement. Severe injuries or bone disorders may also necessitate knee replacement surgery.

In other cases, surgical intervention may be recommended to treat sports injuries like ACL tears. Surgery is a common treatment route among athletes and active individuals who want to maximize mobility and strength following an injury.

Is Knee Reconstruction Surgery Right for Me?

Only an orthopedic specialist like Dr. Sweet can determine if knee reconstruction surgery is right for your condition. Generally speaking, though, knee surgery may be appropriate when:

  • Joint pain does not improve with conservative treatments like physical therapy, bracing, and medication
  • Joint pain is severe in nature and cannot be addressed through conservative approaches
  • Surgical treatment presents the greatest chance for a full recovery and return to normal activities

Our Approach to Knee Reconstruction Surgery

The decision to undergo knee reconstruction surgery ultimately belongs to you, our patient. That’s why Dr. Sweet and the team at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic take the time to fully explain all available treatment options and help patients make informed and confident decisions about their care. Furthermore, Dr. Sweet stands at the forefront of knee reconstruction surgery, utilizing the latest in minimally invasive and muscle-sparing techniques to help patients recover more efficiently and with less discomfort.

We’re Ready to Help

Contact Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic today to learn more about Dr. Sweet, our approach to knee reconstruction surgery, and what knee pain treatment options may be right for you. We accept most health insurance plans and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

What our patients are saying
Shaun H.
I was able to get a office visit on short notice. It seemed to be a very busy day. Rebecca took the time to listen to all of my issues and discuss a plan for additional treatment. I have always been impressed with her knowledge and bed side manner.
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Joanna S.
Dr Goodin has replaced both of my knees this year with excellent results. He and Carly listen to my concerns, act promptly and work hard to make this journey the best it can be. Carly and Dr Goodin both have GREAT bedside manner and I feel I am in expert care with them.
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Carolyn K.
Dr. Yakkanti did my knee replacement in June. He is an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. I have recovered nicely and plan to have my other knee replaced within the next year. I would highly recommend Dr. Yakkanti to anyone thinking about knee replacement!
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Juanita S.
The New Albany office of Louisville Orthopedic is full of terrific people who know what excellent customer service is about! From the front desk to the lab, they are great. Doctor Lewis is my surgeon and I love him. He’s good at what he does and he’s compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Erin Z.
This was my first time at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic and I saw Melissa Parshall PA-C. I was very impressed with how fast I got in, had x-rays, and met with her. She was very thorough and extremely friendly. So glad A friend told me to come see you guys! Thank you!
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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150