Meriter offers a full spectrum of treatments for painful knees – from physical therapy to traditional and advanced surgical options. We are very excited to be the first in the area to offer an innovative option for knee surgery – MAKOplasty®.
MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing can result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery, as well as a more natural feeling knee following surgery.
Please Contact An Orthopedic Surgeon If You Have:
Knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee and/or knee cap
Start-up knee pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication
To Avoid Knee Injuries
Maintain a healthy weight to avoid stress on the knee (One pound of weight loss takes four pounds off of the joint)
Maintain good strength, especially in the thigh (quadriceps) muscle
Wear shoes that are comfortable and provide good cushioning
Slowly increase the intensity level of physical activities
Always stretch before exercising
Maintain good flexibility
Meriter Hospital, 9 Tower 202 S. Park Street Madison, WI 53715 Telephone: (608) 417-5365