Knee Care

Find Knee Pain Relief

Do you suffer from knee pain? If so, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, one in 2 Americans may suffer from knee osteoarthritis symptoms by the time they are 85.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that’s caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage in the knee — resulting in bones rubbing directly against each other. This can lead to severe joint pain, deformity and loss of movement.

If you’re living with knee pain due to osteoarthritis, Des Peres Hospital offers innovative treatment options in addition to a range of nonsurgical options.

Help for Knee Joint Pain

Features of our knee care include:

  • Nonsurgical options for managing pain, including medication and physical therapy
  • Robot-assisted partial knee resurfacing
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Board-certified doctors and nurses who specialize in orthopedic care
  • A free joint pain assessment tool to learn about your joint health

Partial Knee Resurfacing

If you need a knee replacement, we offer innovative surgical procedures that allow surgeons to achieve a new level of precision in knee resurfacing or replacement surgery.

MAKOplasty® is a robotic arm-assisted surgical procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. At Des Peres Hospital, MAKOplasty is currently being used to treat the damaged part of the knee, while sparing the surrounding healthy bone and ligaments. This procedure is referred to as partial knee resurfacing.

Benefits of MAKOplasty partial knee surfacing include:

  • Allows surgeons to precisely resurface only the arthritic portion of the knee
  • Preserves healthy tissue and bone
  • Relieves pain and restores range of motion
  • Produces a more natural-feeling knee motion following surgery
  • Results in a speedier recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional total knee replacement surgery

Unlike other surgical procedures, MAKOplasty can often be performed through a four- to six-inch incision over your knee with small incisions in both your femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin). During the procedure, the affected portion of the knee is resurfaced. This spares healthy bone and surrounding tissue. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again.

Take a Free Assessment

Are you interested in more information about knee health? Wondering what steps to take next with your care? Take our free joint pain health assessment. You’ll learn about how your pain might be affecting your life, calculate your risk of knee injury, assess how well your knees are functioning and receive recommendations for follow-up steps. You can bring the results to your next doctor’s appointment.

Can we relieve your joint pain?


  • Quantify how joint pain is affecting your quality of life
  • Assess how well your knee or hip joints are functioning
  • Receive recommendations for follow-up steps

Referrals and Seminars

For a referral to a knee specialist or to attend an upcoming seminar call us toll-free at 1 (855) 290-9355. You can also search through knee specialists online with our doctor search tool or register for a seminar below in Classes and Events.


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