Frequently Asked Questions

Is the kneecap removed in a knee replacement?

No. Only the articular (joint side) surface is replaced with a new plastic surface in a total knee replacement (TKR). Typically this requires the removal of an 8mm thick slice of bone. The kneecap surface is usually not replaced in a partial knee replacement (unicompartmental knee replacement , UKR).

Phone Consultation

If you are interested in determining if you are a candidate for surgery, please mail your completed new patient forms to the office and include a digital x-ray.

Dr. Gross will call you back to discuss your options.

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Irmo Office

1013 Lake Murray Blvd.
Irmo, SC 29063

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1910 Blanding St.
Columbia, SC 29201

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